Is estimating maternal mortality useful?

  title={Is estimating maternal mortality useful?},
  author={Pierre Buekens},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={79 3},
  • Pierre Buekens
  • Published 2001 in Bulletin of the World Health Organization
In this issue, Hill, AbouZahr &Wardlaw (1) present new estimates of maternal mortality for 1995. They have carefully adjusted the data for underreporting, and used statistical models in countries lacking relevant data. They have obtained a global estimate ranging from some 303 000 to 822 000 maternal deaths. This very large range is mostly the consequence of the limited quality of available data. In only 17 countries were the data based on Reproductive Age Mortality Study (RAMOS), one of the… CONTINUE READING

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