Exploring maternal mortality in relation to socioeconomic factors in Iran.

@article{Zolala2012ExploringMM,
  title={Exploring maternal mortality in relation to socioeconomic factors in Iran.},
  author={Farzaneh Zolala and Fariba Heidari and Nehzat Afshar and Ali Akbar Haghdoost},
  journal={Singapore medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 10},
  pages={684-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Maternal mortality is a tragic death, and is perceived as a sensitive indicator of the socioeconomic status and healthcare services in a given country. In this study, the relationship between maternal deaths and factors such as socioeconomic development and the proportion of medical professionals in Iran was examined. METHODS This was an ecological study, where three main groups of data based on different provinces were applied. Data included maternal mortality ratio, the… CONTINUE READING