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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.

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].

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