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Turkey National Maternal Mortality Study 2005-2006


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Türkiye Ulusal Anne Ölümleri Çalışması 2005
Türkiye (TUR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2005 - 05/2006
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Mortuary
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative
  • Verbal autopsy

The sample design of the Turkey National Maternal Mortality Study 2005 was a weighted, stratified probability sample, using the province as the sampling unit. Maternal mortality data were collected by asking village leaders and cemetery officials to identify all burials by age and sex; a field team then investigated all deaths of females ages 15-49 using hospital records and verbal autopsy. The study also involved qualitative research to examine the completeness of maternal mortality reporting and registration.