Seasonal variation in direct obstetric mortality in rural Senegal: Role of malaria?


Etard, JF; Kodio, B; Ronsmans, C; (2003) Seasonal variation in direct obstetric mortality in rural Senegal: Role of malaria? The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 68 (4). pp. 503-4. ISSN 0002-9637

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Abstract

We explore a possible link between malaria and maternal death in a rural area of Senegal by assessing the seasonal pattern of maternal mortality by cause and examining whether this pattern coincides with the malaria season. Overall mortality in women 15-49 years of age did not differ by season, while maternal and direct obstetric deaths were significantly more frequent during the rainy/malaria season than during the rest of the year, even after adjusting for place of delivery.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Plasmodium-falciparum, maternal mortality, pregnant-women, anemia
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Research Centre: Maternal Health Group
PubMed ID: 12875305
Web of Science ID: 182423600027
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/17048

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