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Journal of Pregnancy
Volume 2015, Article ID 267923, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/267923
Research Article

Using Community Informants to Estimate Maternal Mortality in a Rural District in Pakistan: A Feasibility Study

1Population Council, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
2Center for Family Welfare, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, Jakarta 16424, Indonesia

Received 31 July 2014; Revised 22 December 2014; Accepted 12 January 2015

Academic Editor: Vorapong Phupong

Copyright © 2015 Ali Mohammad Mir et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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