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Estimating maternal mortality: the sisterhood method.

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This paper describes a new indirect technique for deriving population-based estimates of maternal mortality. The technique, called the "sisterhood method," is relevant to developing countries where the alternative data sources and approaches to estimation are often inadequate and inappropriate. The sisterhood method uses the proportions of adult sisters dying during pregnancy, childbirth, or the puerperium reported by adults during a census or survey, to derive a variety of indicators of mate...

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10.2307/1966567

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
Journal:
Studies in family planning
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
125-135
Publication date:
1989
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ISSN:
0039-3665
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uuid:ee1c8eea-873a-4cbc-9c42-f5855f572cfc
Source identifiers:
43072
Local pid:
pubs:43072

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