In this study, the maternal mortality rate across the world was examined from an external viewpoint. The rate was analyzed against births attended by skilled workers, GDP per capita, secondary school enrollment, and income levels. The research was looking to determine if there was a statistical relationship between the mortality rate and the percentage of births attended by skilled healthcare workers. This research is important to examine the many inequalities on a healthcare basis amongst the countries. This looks at how dangerous pregnancies and labors can be in certain areas of the world. Through research conducted such as this, it should be able to give a global standpoint on where the rates are at, which could indicate improvements that can be made. The research results indicated there was a negative statistical relationship between the maternal mortality rate and the percentage of births attended by skilled healthcare workers. The meaning behind this research is as the percentage of births attended by skilled staff increases, the mortality rate of the mother should decrease. Research also indicated a statistical relationship with income level; the lower-income countries, on average, had a higher maternal mortality rate.
Dr. Sam Schreyer
Economics, Finance, & Accounting
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"Maternal Mortality Rates and The Presence of Skilled Healthcare at Birth,"
SACAD: John Heinrichs Scholarly and Creative Activity Days: Vol. 2023, Article 52.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/sacad/vol2023/iss2023/52