Factors influencing maternal mortality in Cumilla city corporation, Bangladesh

Shapan Chandra Majumder, M. Hasanur Rahman, Shantanu Debbarman


Background: The main purpose of this study was to analyze the factors influencing maternal mortality in Cumilla city corporation, Bangladesh.

Methods: This study was conducted with a questionnaire and interview survey to investigate the current objective.

Results: The major findings of this study were 11.33% respondents had no educations, 19.3% of respondents had no knowledge about ANC services, 22% of respondents had no knowledge about PNC services. It was about 49.33% of respondents first heard about the birth control method from their friends and relative as service providers and field workers were less active in those places. However, 28% of respondents were between 16 and 25 years which represents teenage or early marriage highly influences maternal mortality in this study area. Lack of postnatal and antenatal care were strong determinants for increasing maternal mortality.

Conclusions: The current findings have a significant impact on society and demographic economics because the study of influencing factors of maternal mortality in this study area was not conducted before. The current study will help to create opportunities for future research.


Maternal mortality, Factor, Postnatal, Antenatal, Bangladesh

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