The sisterhood method for estimating maternal mortality : guidance notes for potential users

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)

Publication Date 

1997
27 p

This publication provides guidance on using the sisterhood method to estimate levels of maternal mortality in some circumstances. The sisterhood method obtains information by interviewing respondents about the survival of all their adult sisters. It is intended to help address the problem of the need for large sample sizes when conducting population-based surveys

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WHO/RHT/97.28
UNICEF/EPP/97.1

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