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Girls from Santa Catarina: losing your life to become a mother
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Graduado pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
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2010 (English)In: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, ISSN 0080-6234, Vol. 44, no 2, 317-322 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is an indicator that analyses the life conditions and care given to pregnant women, and indicates whether the constitutional rights related to life and health are being complied with. This study shows losses of lives among adolescent women associated with pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperal period, in the state of Santa Catarina between 1994 and 2005. It is an exploratory study of a quantitative nature. There were 72 maternal deaths in adolescents, 67% had a direct obstetric cause, 23% had an indirect obstetric cause and about 9% were classified as accidental or incidental. The Maternal Mortality Ratio in adolescents was high and most could have been prevented and its causes controlled. The identified situation shows an absence of quality health care. To reduce these deaths it is central that nursing action be combined with other professionals and other organized sectors of society.

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Universidade de Sao Paulo / Universidade de S?o Paulo , 2010. Vol. 44, no 2, 317-322 p.
Keyword [en]
Adolescent; Maternal mortality; Nursing care
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-58221DOI: 10.1590/S0080-62342010000200011ISI: 000279522400011PubMedID: 20642041OAI: diva2:338062
Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-09 Last updated: 2012-01-06

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