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Inequalities cause reproductive deaths

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.6998.147a (Published 15 July 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:147

At least 1.3 million women in the world die of reproductive health problems each year, says a report from Population Action International, an American organisation. In Zaire a woman has a one in 16 lifetime risk of dying of complications of pregnancy, childbirth, or an unsafe abortion; by contrast, in Italy the risk is one in 17 361.

Using 10 indicators, the report ranks 118 countries according to the risk for women. It looks at …

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