Level of education and economy on maternal death in Kolaka District, Southeast Sulawesi Province: A study of maternal perinatal audit in Indonesia

Asriana, Sofia Al Farizi * and Euvanggelia Dwilda Ferdinandus

Midwifery Study Program, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia.
Research Article
World Journal of Advanced Research and Reviews, 2024, 22(03), 2089–2092
Article DOI: 10.30574/wjarr.2024.22.3.1914
Publication history: 
Received on 17 May 2024; revised on 26 June 2024; accepted on 28 June 2024
Background: The issue of maternal mortality in Indonesia remains a current problem, with several studies demonstrating that economic and educational levels can contribute to this factor. This study aims to analyze maternal mortality in a specific region in Indonesia, in order to determine the extent to which low education and low economic status contribute to maternal deaths.
Methods: This study used a longitudinal retrospective approach using secondary data. The data source for the Maternal Perinatal Death Notification was precisely the Maternal Perinatal Surveillance and Response Audit.
Results: The death of the mother occurred more frequently among individuals with low levels of education, but not generally among those with low levels of economic status.
Conclusion: Policies made to reduce maternal mortality must consider education and economic levels, because these two things will influence mothers in decision making.
Maternal mortality; Education; Economic; Delay; Decision Making
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