Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versão On-line ISSN 0864-3466
CABEZAS CRUZ, Evelio. Evolution of maternal mortality in Cuba. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2006, vol.32, n.1, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466.
A study of the evolution of the figures of maternal mortality in Cuba from 1959 to 2004 is conducted, stressing the main actions developed in the different decades included in the study. It is emphasized the fact that different socioeconomic and political factors that take part in the maternal mortality exert a direct influence on the development of the health system, and that without them it would have been impossible to attain the results achieved in the health sphere. It is showed how from a ratio of maternal death of 137.8 x 100 000 live births from 1950 to 1959, it is obtained a ratio of maternal death of 21.2 in 2004, which accounts for a reduction of 78.3 % in the studied period. Likewise, it is demonstrated the evolution of the main cuases of maternal mortality: hemorrhages, abortion, toxemia and sepsis
Palavras-chave : Maternal mortality; causes of maternal death; policy and interventions; Cuba.