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Global, regional, and national levels and causes of maternal mortality during 1990-2013: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013

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Background The fifth Millennium Development Goal (MDG 5) established the goal of a 75% reduction in the maternal mortality ratio (MMR; number of maternal deaths per 100 000 livebirths) between 1990 and 2015. We aimed to measure levels and track trends in maternal mortality, the key causes contributing to maternal death, and timing of maternal death with respect to delivery. Methods We used robust statistical methods including the Cause of Death Ensemble model (CODEm) to analyse a database of ...

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Publisher:
Lancet Publishing Group
Journal:
The Lancet
Volume:
384
Issue:
9947
Pages:
980-1004
Publication date:
2014-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:f813f263-2bb6-43b0-8bac-0354dcbc9cce
Source identifiers:
486858
Local pid:
pubs:486858
Language:
English

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