PROBLEMS OF THE BURIAL REGISTERS IN TURKEY: A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON MATERNAL MORTALITY
ERGÖÇMEN, Banu Akadlı
- Publisher: Hacettepe University
(issn: 0259-6334, eissn: 0259-6334)
In this article deficiencies of the burial registers in Turkey are discussed with specificemphasis on maternal mortality. The analysis is based on the qualitative data of “Turkey NationalMaternal Mortality Study, 2005”. This article aims to understand the reasons behind thedeficiencies in reporting and registering of the maternal deaths through interviews conducted withthe officers in charge of the burial registers in urban and rural settlements as well as the personsresponsible in recording the causes of maternal deaths in the health sector. The defects related tothe reporting and recording of maternal deaths comprises various problems ranging in a widespectrum from culture based perception at the individual level to legal and administrativedimensions at the public level.