Revista chilena de obstetricia y ginecología
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DONOSO S., Enrique. PLAN DE ACCION REGIONAL PARA LA REDUCCION DE LA MORTALIDAD MATERNA EN LAS AMERICAS: RESULTADOS DE CHILE. Rev. chil. obstet. ginecol. [online]. 2003, vol.68, n.1, pp. 13-15. ISSN 0717-7526. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75262003000100003.
Chile, during 1990-2000, reduced the maternal mortality by 53.1%, with a maternal mortality rate of 18.7/100,000 live borths for 2000, fulfiling the Regional Plan for the Reduction of Maternal Mortality in the Americas. The most important factors were professional attendance for almost all childbirths (99%), natality (-14.8%) and maternal mortality reduction, especially by abortion (-40%), arterial hypertension (-42.3%) and postpartum sepsis (-91.8%). No reduction was observed in maternal deaths by pregestational diseases
Palabras clave : Maternal mortality; chilean vital statistics.