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  1. A comparison of sisterhood information on causes of maternal death with the registration causes of maternal death in Matlab, Bangladesh.

    Article - En anglais


    To explore whether causes of maternal death can be investigated using the sisterhood method, an indirect method for providing a community-based estimate of the level of maternal mortality, this study compares the sisterhood causes of maternal death with the Matlab Demographic Surveillance System's (DSS) causes of maternal death.


    Data for this study came from the Matlab DSS, which has been in operation since 1966 as a field site of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh.

    The maternal deaths that occurred during the 15-year period from 1976 to 1990 in the Matlab DSS area are the basis of this study.

    A sisterhood survey was conducted in Matlab in November and December 1991 to collect information on conditions, events and symptoms that preceded death.

    The collected information was evaluated to assign a most likely cause of maternal death.

    The sisterhood survey cause of maternal death was then compared with the DSS cause of maternal death.


    Cause of death could not be assigned with reasonable confidence for 34 (11%) of the 305 maternal deaths for which information was collected.

    For the remaining deaths, the agreement between the two classification systems was generally high for most cause-of-death categories considered.


    Though cause-of-death information obtained by the sisterhood method will always be subject to some error, it can provide an indication of an overall distribution of causes of maternal deaths.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Source information, Méthodologie, Communication informelle, Communauté, Bengla Desh, Homme, Mortalité, Etiologie, Mère, Femme, Etude comparative, Registre, Epidémiologie, Asie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Information source, Methodology, Informal communication, Community, Bangladesh, Human, Mortality, Etiology, Mother, Woman, Comparative study, Register, Epidemiology, Asia

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0555916

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 01/03/1996.