Posts by MELISA

BMJ Open – Abortion legislation, maternal healthcare, fertility, female literacy, sanitation, violence against women and maternal deaths: a natural experiment in 32 Mexican states

BMJ Open – Abortion legislation, maternal healthcare, fertility, female literacy, sanitation, violence against women and maternal deaths: a natural experiment in 32 Mexican states

“Although less permissive states exhibited consistently lower maternal mortality rates, this finding was not explained by abortion legislation itself. Rather,...

PLOS ONE -Women’s Education Level, Maternal Health Facilities, Abortion Legislation and Maternal Deaths: A Natural Experiment in Chile from 1957 to 2007

PLOS ONE -Women’s Education Level, Maternal Health Facilities, Abortion Legislation and Maternal Deaths: A Natural Experiment in Chile from 1957 to 2007

“Increasing education level appears to favourably impact the downward trend in the MMR, modulating other key factors such as access...

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health – A landmark for popperian epidemiology: refutation of the randomised Aldactone evaluation study

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health – A landmark for popperian epidemiology: refutation of the randomised Aldactone evaluation study

“This paper presents two studies with contradictory results that are in a synchronic relation, forming a complete logical analysis unit:...

Public Health – Women’s education level, contraceptive use and maternal mortality estimates.

Public Health – Women’s education level, contraceptive use and maternal mortality estimates.

“Finally, it is important to remark that when official records of maternal deaths and live births are reliable and readily...

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health – Impact of parity on anthropometric measures of obesity controlling by multiple confounders: a cross-sectional study in Chilean women

Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health – Impact of parity on anthropometric measures of obesity controlling by multiple confounders: a cross-sectional study in Chilean women

“Parity modestly influences BMI, but does not seem to be related to WC, WHR and WHtR after controlling by confounders....

International Journal of Women’s Health – Fundamental discrepancies in abortion estimates and abortion-related mortality: A reevaluation of recent studies in Mexico with special reference to the International Classification of Diseases

International Journal of Women’s Health – Fundamental discrepancies in abortion estimates and abortion-related mortality: A reevaluation of recent studies in Mexico with special reference to the International Classification of Diseases

“Currently, approximately 98% of maternal deaths in Mexico are related to causes other than induced abortion, such as hemorrhage, hypertension...

Public Health – Impact of education, income and chronic disease risk factors on mortality of adults: does ‘a pauper-rich paradox’ exist in Latin American societies?

Public Health – Impact of education, income and chronic disease risk factors on mortality of adults: does ‘a pauper-rich paradox’ exist in Latin American societies?

  “In  this  prospective  cohort  study  conducted  in  a  middle-income  Latin  American country,  the  protective  effect  of education   was   not  ...

Annals of Epidemiology – Early Life and Adult Socioeconomic Influences on Mortality Risk: Preliminary Report of a ‘Pauper Rich’ Paradox in a Chilean Adult Cohort

Annals of Epidemiology – Early Life and Adult Socioeconomic Influences on Mortality Risk: Preliminary Report of a ‘Pauper Rich’ Paradox in a Chilean Adult Cohort

“These findings suggest a ‘pauper rich’ paradox in transitioning Latin American economies. Income level does not seem sufficient to improve...

Revista Médica de Chile – Socioeconomic and educational inequities as independent predictors for mortality in a developing country. A cohort study in San Francisco, Chile

Revista Médica de Chile – Socioeconomic and educational inequities as independent predictors for mortality in a developing country. A cohort study in San Francisco, Chile

Socioeconomic and educational inequities as independent predictors for mortality in a developing country. A cohort study in San Francisco, Chile...

Medical Hypotheses – Popperian epidemiology and the logic of bi-conditional modus tollens arguments for refutational analysis of randomised controlled trials

Medical Hypotheses – Popperian epidemiology and the logic of bi-conditional modus tollens arguments for refutational analysis of randomised controlled trials

“According to this popperian model, applicability of the randomised controlled trial (RCT) results to clinical practice implies transferring of all...

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