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The use of the sisterhood method for estimating maternal mortality ratio in Lagos state, Nigeria.
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PMID:  21534753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Summary Estimates of maternal mortality are crucial to inform the planning of reproductive health programmes and guide advocacy. The aim of this study was to obtain a population-based estimate of maternal mortality in Lagos State, Nigeria. The sisterhood method was used in 2008 to carry out the survey using a questionnaire in which respondents were asked about their sisters who died during pregnancy, childbirth or within 6 weeks after childbirth. The survey involved 4,315 respondents who provided information on 9,910 ever married sisters. The life-time likelihood (risk) of maternal death for women aged 15-49 years was found to be 0.0239 or 1 in 42. The estimated maternal mortality ratio was 450 per 100,000 live births with a 95% CI of 360 and 530. Out of 111 reported deaths, 35 (31.5%) occurred during pregnancy, 49 (44.1%) occurred during delivery and 27 (24.3%) within 6 weeks of delivery.
Authors:
B A Oye-Adeniran; K A Odeyemi; A Gbadegesin; E E Ekanem; O K Osilaja; O Akin-Adenekan; A V Umoh
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
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