Maternal Mortality: A Review from Eastern Nepal
Keywords:eclampsia, maternal mortality rate, unsafe abortion
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.
NJOG 2014 Jan-Jun; 2(1):33-36
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