Maternal mortality in Benghazi: a clinicoepidemiological study
AbstractWe conducted a clinicoepidemiological study of 14 maternal deaths out of 79 981 live births at Al-Jamahiriya Hospital, Benghazi between 1993 and 1997. The maternal mortality rate per 100 000 live births was 17.5. The reproductive profile of these women was: mean age 31.5 +/- 6.9 years, mean parity 4.5, mean birth interval 14.6 +/- 7.0 months, mean gestation 27.7 +/- 14.6 weeks and mean haemoglobin 9.3 +/- 2.1 g/dL. None of the women had prebooked their delivery, 50% had preconceptional medical or obstetric risk factors, around 70% were anaemic, almost all were admitted with serious medical conditions and > 50% required surgical intervention. The main underlying medical causes of death were: hypertensive disease of pregnancy [28.6%], haemorrhage [14.3%], pulmonary embolism [14.3%] and brain tumour [14.3%]
Legnain, M., Singh, R. & Busarira, M.O. (2000). Maternal mortality in Benghazi: a clinicoepidemiological study. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118866
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 6 (2-3), 283-292, 2000
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