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Title: Analysis Of Maternal Mortality In Wa District
Authors: Abdulai, Salifu
Issue Date: 6-Feb-2015
Abstract: The research examined the occurrence and incidence of maternal deaths in Wa district from 1998 to 2010 as well as assessed the factors that contribute to ma- ternal deaths at the Upper West Regional Hospital (UWRH) from 2008 - 2012. Poisson and logistic regression models were employed. Poisson regression model was used to examine the occurrence and incidence of maternal deaths while lo- gistic regression was used to assess the factors that contribute to maternal death at UWRH. SAS and STATA statistical software were used to analyze the data. We found that, the mean number of occurrence of maternal mortality was high in 2001 and 2009 as compared to 2010 and also established that the mean number of occurrence of maternal mortality did not signi cantly reduce over the study period 1998-2010. The incidence of maternal mortality was high in 2001 but low in 2002, 2004 and 2008 as compared to 2010 (reference year). We also found that, the mean incidence of maternal death cases did not change. Finally, it was revealed that age, parity and delivery type contributed significantly to pregnancy outcome at the UWRH.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Mathematics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy Degree in Mathematical Statistics, 2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/6768
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