Maternal mortality in a Kenyan pastoralist population.

  title={Maternal mortality in a Kenyan pastoralist population.},
  author={Ruth Mace and Rebecca Sear},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  volume={54 2},
OBJECTIVE To measure maternal mortality among the Gabbra, a group of nomadic pastoralists living in a remote area of Kenya. METHOD As part of a survey of 851 households, information on the number of sisters of respondents who died of pregnancy-related causes was collected and the data were used to calculate maternal mortality statistics using the sisterhood (an indirect) method. RESULTS The maternal mortality ratio for this population was 599 deaths per 100,000 births (95% C.I. 424-775… CONTINUE READING

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