Maternal mortality ratio in selected rural communities in Kebbi State, Northwest Nigeria

@article{Gulumbe2018MaternalMR,
  title={Maternal mortality ratio in selected rural communities in Kebbi State, Northwest Nigeria},
  author={Usman Gulumbe and Olatunji Alabi and Olusola A Omisakin and Semeeh Akinwale Omoleke},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2018},
  volume={18}
}
BackgroundMaternal mortality remains a topical issue in Nigeria. Dearth of data on vital events posed a huge challenge to policy formulation and design of interventions to address the scourge. This study estimated the lifetime risk (LTR) of maternal death and maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in rural areas of Kebbi State, northwest Nigeria, using the sisterhood method.MethodsUsing the sisterhood method, data was collected from 2917 women aged 15–49 years from randomly selected rural communities… 

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