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National maternal mortality ratio for Jordan, 2007-2008.
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PMID:  20810108     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the number of maternal deaths per 100000 live births during 2007-2008 among Jordanian women; to identify the causes of maternal mortality; and to compare the results with those of the last report for 1995-1996.
METHODS: Reproductive-age mortality study of maternal deaths among women aged 15-49 years in Jordan in 2007-2008.
RESULTS: Among 1406 identified deaths of reproductive-aged women, 76 maternal deaths were identified out of 397588 live births, for a maternal mortality ratio of 19.1 deaths per 100000 live births. Forty-three (56.6%) deaths were attributable to hemorrhage, thrombosis and thromboembolism, and sepsis. Avoidable factors were present in 53.9% of women, 52.6% had substandard care, and 31.5% had 3 or fewer antenatal visits. Of those with available information on family planning, only 29.4% had ever used any form of contraception.
CONCLUSIONS: Maternal deaths in Jordan are declining. The maternal mortality ratio of 19.1 deaths per 100000 live births reported for 2007-2008 showed a remarkable reduction of 53.9% achieved in the 12 years since the 1995-1996 report (a 4.5% annual reduction), which is approaching the 75% reduction recommended by Millennium Development Goal 5.
Zouhair Amarin; Yousef Khader; Abdelhakeem Okour; Hashim Jaddou; Raeda Al-Qutob
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  111     ISSN:  1879-3479     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  152-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
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