Revista de Saúde Pública
On-line version ISSN 1518-8787
ALMEIDA, Maura Maria Guimarães de. Childbirth in Salvador, BA, Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 1981, vol.15, n.1, pp. 46-58. ISSN 1518-8787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-89101981000100006.
In a random sampling of 2893 households in Salvador, BA, Brazil, the birth rate was focused on, the fertility rate was found to be 96.87 per 1000 women of child-bearing age, and the birth rate was 32.97. For this survey, residential area and mother's occupation were used as income indicators which pointed out two inverse relationships: 1) an inverse association between the number of children and income was statistically significant; 2) the same was true in the mother's educational level versus number of children.
Keywords : Birth rate [Salvador, BA, Brazil]; Vital statistics; Fertility [Salvador, BA, Brazil].