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The Immediate Economic Impact of Maternal Deaths on Rural Chinese Households

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  • Fang Ye
  • Haijun Wang
  • Dale Huntington
  • Hong Zhou
  • Yan Li
  • Fengzhi You
  • Jinhua Li
  • Wenlong Cui
  • Meiling Yao
  • Yan Wang
  • the study team for Economic Impact of Maternal Deaths in China

Abstract

Objective: To identify the immediate economic impact of maternal death on rural Chinese households. Methods: Results are reported from a study that matched 195 households who had suffered a maternal death to 384 households that experienced a childbirth without maternal death in rural areas of three provinces in China, using quantitative questionnaire to compare differences of direct and indirect costs between two groups. Findings: The direct costs of a maternal death were significantly higher than the costs of a childbirth without a maternal death (US$4,119 vs. $370, p

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  • Fang Ye & Haijun Wang & Dale Huntington & Hong Zhou & Yan Li & Fengzhi You & Jinhua Li & Wenlong Cui & Meiling Yao & Yan Wang & the study team for Economic Impact of Maternal Deaths in China, 2012. "The Immediate Economic Impact of Maternal Deaths on Rural Chinese Households," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 7(6), pages 1-7, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:plo:pone00:0038467
    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0038467
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    1. Fang Ye & Deng Ao & Yao Feng & Lin Wang & Jie Chen & Dale Huntington & Haijun Wang & Yan Wang & Economic Impact of Maternal Deaths in China, 2015. "Impact of Maternal Death on Household Economy in Rural China: A Prospective Path Analysis," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 10(8), pages 1-14, August.
    2. Haijun Wang & Fang Ye & Yan Wang & Dale Huntington & the study group for Economic Impact of Maternal Deaths in China, 2013. "Economic Impact of Maternal Death on Households in Rural China: A Prospective Cohort Study," PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science, vol. 8(10), pages 1-9, October.

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