Bulletin of the World Health Organization

A comprehensive assessment of maternal deaths in Argentina: translating multicentre collaborative research into action

Silvina Ramos, Ariel Karolinski, Mariana Romero, Raúl Mercer

Volume 85, Number 8, August 2007, 615-622

Table 1. Estimates of under-registration of maternal deaths, by province (%)

Indicatora Province
Total for provinces
Chaco Formosa Mendoza San Juan San Luis Tucuman (n / N)b %
Maternal deaths 0.0 13.6 0.0 11.1 14.3 21.0 9 / 95 9.5
Late maternal deaths 18.2 16.7 50.0 0.0 50.0 +300.0c 4 / 26 15.4
Total maternal deaths 6.9 14.3 8.3 9.1 22.2 10.0 13 / 121 10.8

a The estimates of under-registration were determined by comparing the causes recorded on the death certificate with the corresponding clinical record.b n = number of cases of maternal death incorrectly registered, i.e. under-registration; N = overall cases of maternal death, late maternal death or total maternal deaths, as applicable.c The ‘+’ signifies over-registration of late maternal deaths.

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