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La mortalidad materna en Salvador-Bahía, 1993

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Compte Massachs, Gloria (2019) La mortalidad materna en Salvador-Bahía, 1993. [Thesis]

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Maternal death is still a serious problem in Brazil, especially because the majority of these deaths are avoidable. The underestimating of these deaths has contributed to the covering-up of this reality. In order to complete a diagnostic report in Salvador, this study examined the death certificates that were written during the time period of January 1 to December 31, 1993, based on information from medical logs and medical reports from the Legal -Medical Institute (Instituto Medical Legal), and interviews with family members. 951 cases were studied: these obituaries are reflective of a whole range of women of child-bearing age (10-49). The original certificates were compared to the revised versions and a base of additional information. The system of recording mortality and the problems of documenting the causes of maternal death were analyzed. Finally a description of the manner of completing these obituaries was made...

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Tesis inédita de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Facultad de Medicina, Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, leída el 07-07-1999

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Domínguez Rojas, Vicente
Gil Miguel, Ángel
Subjects:Medical sciences > Medicine > Public health
ID Code:56432
Deposited On:22 Jul 2019 07:55
Last Modified:22 Jul 2019 07:55

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