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National, regional, and worldwide estimates of preterm birth rates in the year 2010 with time trends since 1990 for selected countries: a systematic analysis and implications
Worldwide, regional, and national estimates of preterm birth rates for 184 countries in 2010 with time trends for selected countries are reported, and a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty surrounding these estimates is provided. Expand
The worldwide incidence of preterm birth: a systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity.
Developing countries, especially those in Africa and southern Asia, incur the highest burden in terms of absolute numbers, although a high rate is also observed in North America. Expand
WHO analysis of causes of maternal death: a systematic review
Haemorrhage and hypertensive disorders are major contributors to maternal deaths in developing countries and these data should inform evidence-based reproductive health-care policies and programmes at regional and national levels. Expand
Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis.
Between 2003 and 2009, haemorrhage, hypertensive disorders, and sepsis were responsible for more than half of maternal deaths worldwide, and more than a quarter of deaths were attributable to indirect causes. Expand
Born Too Soon: The global epidemiology of 15 million preterm births
A review of the epidemiology of preterm birth, and its burden globally, including priorities for action to improve the data, is presented, as part of a supplement jointly funded by Save the Children's Saving Newborn Lives programme. Expand
Global, Regional, and National Levels and Trends in Maternal Mortality Between 1990 and 2015, With Scenario-based Projections to 2030: A Systematic Analysis by the UN Maternal Mortality Estimation
Background Millennium Development Goal 5 calls for a 75% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) between 1990 and 2015. We estimated levels and trends in maternal mortality for 183 countriesExpand
Maternal near miss--towards a standard tool for monitoring quality of maternal health care.
The practical implementation of maternal near miss concept should provide an important contribution to improving quality of obstetric care to reduce maternal deaths and improve maternal health. Expand
National, regional, and worldwide estimates of stillbirth rates in 2009 with trends since 1995: a systematic analysis
A regression model of log stillbirth rate was developed and used to predict national stillbirth rates from 1995 to 2009, and the estimated number of global stillbirths was 2·64 million in 2009 compared with 3·03 million in 1995. Expand
Estimates of maternal mortality worldwide between 1990 and 2005: an assessment of available data
Although some regions have shown some progress since 1990 in reducing maternal deaths, maternal mortality ratios in sub-Saharan Africa have remained very high, with little evidence of improvement in the past 15 years. Expand
A systematic review of inequalities in the use of maternal health care in developing countries: examining the scale of the problem and the importance of context.
  • L. Say, R. Raine
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 1 October 2007
The use of maternal health-care interventions in developing countries to assess the extent, strength and implications of evidence for variations according to women's place of residence and socioeconomic status showed wide variation. Expand