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Maternal mortality ratio in China from 1990 to 2019: trends, causes and correlations Chen, Lu; Feng, Penghui; Shaver, Lance; Wang, Zengwu

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Background Maternal mortality ratio is an important indicator to evaluate the health status in developing countries. Previous studies on maternal mortality ratio in China were limited to certain areas or short periods of time, and there was a lack of research on correlations with public health funding. This study aimed to assess the trends in the maternal mortality ratio, the causes of maternal death, and the correlations between maternal mortality ratio and total health financing composition in China from 1990 to 2019. Methods Data in this longitudinal study were collected from the China Health Statistics Yearbooks (1991–2020) and China Statistical Yearbook 2020. Linear regression analysis was used to assess the trends in the maternal mortality ratio in China. Pearson correlation analysis was used to assess the correlations between national maternal mortality ratio and total health financing composition. Results The yearly trends of the national, rural and urban maternal mortality ratio were − 2.290 (p 

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