Inequality in Maternal Mortality in Iran: An Ecologic Study

  title={Inequality in Maternal Mortality in Iran: An Ecologic Study},
  author={Parvin Tajik and Saharnaz Nedjat and Nozhat Emami Afshar and Nasrin Changizi and Bahareh Yazdizadeh and Arash Azemikhah and Sima Aamrolalaei and Reza Majdzadeh},
  booktitle={International journal of preventive medicine},
BACKGROUND Maternal mortality (MM) is an avoidable death and there is national, international and political commitment to reduce it. The objective of this study is to examine the relation of MM to socioeconomic factors and its inequality in Iran's provinces at an ecologic level. METHODS The overall MM from each province was considered for 3 years from 2004 to 2006. The five independent variables whose relations were studied included the literacy rate among men and women in each province, mean… CONTINUE READING
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