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Level and causes of maternal mortality in Guinea (West Africa).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1348707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to evaluate the level of maternal mortality at Conakry, capital of Guinea (West Africa), a descriptive epidemiological study was made of all maternal deaths occurring between July 1st, 1989 and June 30th, 1990. To ensure that cases of maternal death were recorded as exhaustively as possible, we conducted this study over 1 year in municipal and hospital maternity units, and 3 months in the urban community. One hundred thirty-nine maternal deaths were registered, representing an annual maternal mortality rate of 559/100,000 live births. The main causes of maternal death were abortion, complications linked with hypertension, and postpartum bleeding.
B Toure; P Thonneau; P Cantrelle; T M Barry; T Ngo-Khac; E Papiernik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-18     Completed Date:  1992-05-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  89-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Maternity Unit of Donka Hospital, Conakry, Guinea.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Criminal*
Cause of Death
Guinea / epidemiology
Hypertension / mortality*
Maternal Mortality*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / mortality*
Prenatal Care
Puerperal Disorders / mortality*
Uterine Hemorrhage / mortality*

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