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Maternal Mortality and its Correlates in Kerman Province, Iran, During 2006-2011
Fariba Heidari, Batool Damadi, Nozar Nakhaee, Manijeh Dadbaksh *, Farzaneh Zolala
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Introduction: Maternal mortality ratio is a sensitive indicator of the development status of countries .This study was performed to determine factors associated with maternal mortality during 2006-2011, in Kerman province, Iran. Method: This cross-sectional study was conducted using existing data of the maternal surveillance system of Kerman University of Medical Sciences during 2006-2011. Background and health related data, such as age, area of residence, type of delivery, birth attendant, period of death, place of death, place of delivery, and cause of death, were extracted. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Poisson regression analysis by STATA software. Results: Average rate of maternal mortality ratio was 31.4 per 100,000 live births (84 cases). Eclampsia was the most prevalent cause of maternal death (21.4%), 17.9% of deaths were caused by hemorrhage, and 17.9% were due to underlying systemic disease. The risk of maternal death was significantly higher when birth was attended by unskilled personnel (95% confidence interval, IRR = 1.929 (2.758-1.349)), and in those with cesarean delivery (95% confidence interval, IRR = 1.414 (1.084-1.843)), and in births occurring at hospital (95% confidence interval, IRR = 1.387 (1.009-1.907). Discussion and Conclusion: According to the findings, the most important factors associated with maternal mortality were place of delivery, type of delivery, and birth attendant. The findings highlight the high vulnerability of pregnant women and preventive measures.
Keywords: Maternal, Mortality, Kerman, Iran
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/11/8 | Accepted: 2014/11/8 | Published: 2014/11/8
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Heidari F, Damadi B, Nakhaee N, Dadbaksh M, Zolala F. Maternal Mortality and its Correlates in Kerman Province, Iran, During 2006-2011. 3. 2014; 2 (1) :9-1
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