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 Health  Vol.10 No.2 , February 2018
Evaluation of the Maternal Health Indicators: An Ecological Study from 2000 to 2014
Abstract: The aiming of this worksheet is to evaluate and to compare the quantity of prenatal appointment indicators; childbirth by kind of delivery; maternal mortality coefficient and maternal deaths number. It is about an ecological, descriptive and analytical study, made through the appreciation of secondary data related to the maternal mortality in Rio Grande do Norte, from 2000 to 2014. To that, it was used information from SISPACTO to compare real data to the estimated goals. The results show that there was an increase on the number of women who performed seven or more prenatal queries, in turn, there was an increase of alive newborns through cesarean, moreover, it is observed an oscillation on the maternal deaths number by residence during the studied period, achieving superior values to the agreed goals during the last two analyzed years. It is concluded that the maternal health, in Rio Grande do Norte, negative indicators are being presented concerning the maternal mortality, in spite of presenting an improvement on the prenatal access.
Cite this paper: Souza, D.R.S.,Bezerra, H.S., Melo, J.T.A., Nobre, T.T.X.and Andrade, F.B. (2018) Evaluation of the Maternal Health Indicators: An Ecological Study from 2000 to 2014. Health, 10, 251-267. doi: 10.4236/health.2018.102020.
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