Professional assistance during birth and maternal mortality in two Indonesian districts.

@article{Ronsmans2009ProfessionalAD,
  title={Professional assistance during birth and maternal mortality in two Indonesian districts.},
  author={Carine Ronsmans and Susana Scott and Siti Nurul Qomariyah and Endang L. Achadi and David Braunholtz and Tom J Marshall and Eko Setyo Pambudi and Karen H Witten and Wendy J. Graham},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  year={2009},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={416-23}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine determinants of maternal mortality and assess the effect of programmes aimed at increasing the number of births attended by health professionals in two districts in West Java, Indonesia. METHODS We used informant networks to characterize all maternal deaths, and a capture-recapture method to estimate the total number of maternal deaths. Through a survey of recent births we counted all midwives practising in the two study districts. We used case-control analysis to examine… CONTINUE READING