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Maternal mortality at Sagamu, Nigeria--a ten year review (1988 - 1997).
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PMID:  11487777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A review of maternal deaths at the Ogun State University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu, Nigeria over a 10 year period is presented. During the period, there were 92 maternal deaths, those from abortion and ectopic pregnancy inclusive. The total deliveries were 5423 giving a maternal mortality ratio of 1700 per 100,000. Ruptured uterus was the most common cause followed by eclampsia, postpartum haemorrhage and complications of abortion in that order. Unbooked patients constituted about one third of the total (29. 1 %). Primipara and grandmultipara were the most at risk of maternal death and the risk of dying following operative delivery was six times that of vaginal delivery. Easy access to affordable antenatal care, good blood transfusion services, more widespread use of contraceptives and training of traditional birth attendants would help reduce the risk of maternal death.
A O Olatunji; A O Sule-Odu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1117-1936     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-06     Completed Date:  2003-06-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613595     Medline TA:  Niger Postgrad Med J     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo College of Health Sciences, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced / mortality
Age Distribution
Cause of Death
Delivery, Obstetric / methods
Health Services Needs and Demand
Maternal Mortality*
Nigeria / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / mortality
Risk Factors
Uterine Rupture / mortality

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