Health Research, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Jun  2019, Pages 1-12; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Trends in Maternal Mortality Burden in Nigeria

, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Jun  2019, Pages 1-12.

DOI: 10.31058/

İlker Etikan 1* , Ogunjesa Babatope 1

1 Biostatistics Department, Faculty of Medicine, Near East University, Nicosia, Turkey

Received: 30 October 2019; Accepted: 30 October 2019; Published: 27 November 2019

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One of the central focuses of the global health initiative of the United Nations (UN) is the reduction of the burden of maternal mortality especially in the developing countries. There are considerate record of disproportionate gap of maternal mortality between the developed and the development world which could be attributed to biological, economical and psycho-social factors. This study seeks to examine the trend of maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Nigeria healthcare sector. The data used for the study was obtained from the World Bank data repository and the time series technique was used for modeling. The Ljung –Box ARIMA (0,1,0) time series model was then used to predict the MMR for the year 2016 through 2019.It was forecasted that there is a continuous decline in the country MMR.


Maternal Mortality Ratio, Time Series, ARIMA, Stationarity, Forecast


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