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Every death counts: measurement of maternal mortality via a census

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(Published 2001)
Stanton C (Author),
Hobcraft J (Author),
Hill K (Author),
Kodjogbé N (Author),
Mapeta WT (Author),
Munene F (Author),
Naghavi M (Author),
Rabeza V (Author),
Sisouphanthong B (Author),
Campbell O. (Author)
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Methods for measuring maternal mortality at national and subnational levels in the developing world lag far behind the demand for estimates. We evaluated use of the national population census as a means of measuring maternal mortality by assessing data from five countries (Benin, Islamic Republic of Iran, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, and Zimbabwe) which identified maternal deaths in their censuses.

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Stanton C, Hobcraft J, Hill K, Kodjogbé N, Mapeta WT, Munene F, Naghavi M, Rabeza V, Sisouphanthong B, Campbell O. Every death counts: measurement of maternal mortality via a census. Bull World Health Organ. 2001; 79(7): 657–664.