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Correlates of maternal mortality in developing countries: an ecological study in 82 countries

Overview of attention for article published in Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, November 2017
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Title
Correlates of maternal mortality in developing countries: an ecological study in 82 countries
Published in
Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology, November 2017
DOI 10.1186/s40748-017-0059-8
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Authors

Tadele Girum, Abebaw Wasie

Abstract

Maternal mortality is a major public health issue in developing countries due to its shocking magnitude and lower declining pattern. With appropriate strategy and intensive implementation programs, some countries have made remarkable progress, however in developing countries where 99% of maternal death is occurring; little or no progress has been made. Identifying determinants and designing intervention will have important role to overcome the problem. Therefore this study aimed to identify correlates of maternal mortality in developing countries. This study was conducted using international data bases of health metrics from 2008 to 2016 using aggregates of health indicator data from WHO, World Bank, UNDP and UNICEF data bases for 82 developing countries. The dependent variable was the maternal mortality ratio, while the independent variable was socio-economic, health care related and morbidity variables. Data was compiled in excel and analyzed using SPSS version 21. Maternal mortality ratio is very high in developing countries and enormously varies among countries. A significant relationship between the maternal mortality ratio and socio-economic, health care and morbidity indicator variables was observed. There was an inverse and significant correlation of the maternal mortality ratio with Antenatal care coverage, skilled birth attendance, access to an improved water source and sanitation, adult literacy rate, the Gross National Income per capita and positive relation with disease incidence, unmet need and others. Maternal mortality is correlated with multiples of socio-economic factors, health care system associated factors, disease burden and their complex interactions. Therefore Policy and programs targeted to improve maternal health and reduce maternal deaths should consider population dynamics, socio-economic influence and health system factors that impose a major risk on mothers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 371 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 64 17%
Student > Bachelor 52 14%
Student > Postgraduate 26 7%
Researcher 25 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 5%
Other 56 15%
Unknown 128 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 77 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 66 18%
Social Sciences 27 7%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 8 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 2%
Other 47 13%
Unknown 140 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2022.
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