Revista de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-8910
CIARI JR., Cyro and ALMEIDA, Pedro Augusto Marcondes de. Analysis of maternal mortality rate in the county of Osasco, S. Paulo State, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1972, vol.6, n.3, pp. 237-244. ISSN 0034-8910. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101972000300001.
The maternal mortality rate in the county of Osasco (S. Paulo State, Brazil) was analysed and it was observed that this rate is still high comparing with the city of S. Paulo (S. Paulo State, Brazil), as well as with towns of more developed countries. Even so, one can notice that this rate shows a real improvement in the maternal health service with a reduction of the rate of 28,99% during the 1967-1970 period. The necessity that the maternal mortality rate be analized in respect to not only its magnitude but also as to its conduct during the different years, was showed. It is important to compare the obstetrical causes of death with others in the feminine fertile group and the relationship between the different obstetrical causes. The importance between these and the maternal health services, was showed.
Keywords : Maternal health; Maternal mortality; Prenatal care.