Maternal mortality in Jamaica.


A confidential inquiry into all maternal deaths in Jamaica during 3 years (1981 to 1983) was carried out. 192 maternal deaths were identified by a variety of means. The maternal mortality rate of 10.8 per 10 000 live births was considerably higher than the official rate of 4.8. The most common causes of death were hypertensive diseases of pregnancy (26… (More)


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