Sonneveldt, E., W. DeCormier Plosky and J. Stover, Linking high parity and maternal and child mortality: what is the impact of lower health services coverage among higher order births?, BMC Public Health, 2013. 13 Suppl 3: p. S7.
Background: A number of data sets show that high parity births are associated with higher child mortality than low parity births. The reasons for this relationship are not clear although much of the previously reported effects on child mortality seem to be related to selection issues rather than a causal relationship between higher parity and mortality. In this paper we investigate whether high parity is associated with lower coverage of key health interventions that might lead to increased mortality.