Maternal Mortality: A Review from Eastern Nepal

Authors

  • P Rijal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • A Agrawal Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • H Pokharel Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • T Pradhan Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
  • MC Regmi Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan

Keywords:

eclampsia, maternal mortality rate, unsafe abortion

Abstract

Aims: This study was done to assess the main causes of maternal mortality and other co-morbid factors contributing to maternal death at a university teaching hospital.

Methods: A retrospective study was carried out in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology analyzing all case record of maternal deaths from April 2008 to April 2011.

Results: Eclampsia, unsafe abortion, puerperal sepsis, hemorrhages were the leading causes of death. Majority of the patients were unbooked.

Conclusions: Eclampsia, sepsis and hemorrhage were the main causes of maternal deaths. Elderly ages, illiterate status, rural residence, presence of prior medical disease were statistically significant factors contributing to maternal death.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njog.v9i1.11185

NJOG 2014 Jan-Jun; 2(1):33-36

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2014-09-28

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Rijal, P., Agrawal, A., Pokharel, H., Pradhan, T., & Regmi, M. (2014). Maternal Mortality: A Review from Eastern Nepal. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 9(1), 33–36. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJOG/article/view/11185

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