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Maternal mortality in Nigerian women aged 35 years and above.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2064589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Maternal deaths over a 5-year period were reviewed retrospectively. The aim was to compare the incidence and causes of maternal deaths and the fetal outcome in women aged 35 years and above with women in the 20-24 age bracket. The classic triad of haemorrhage, sepsis and hypertensive disorders were the major causes of deaths in the 2 groups but were commoner amongst the elderly women. A higher incidence of perinatal mortality was also found in the elderly women's group compared to the younger women's group. Pregnancy and delivery at an advanced age is associated with increased risk and should be prevented by the use of effective contraception.
F E Okwerekwu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Oceania journal of obstetrics and gynaecology / AOFOG     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0389-2328     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Oceania J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-06     Completed Date:  1991-08-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102781     Medline TA:  Asia Oceania J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Hemorrhage / mortality
Hypertension / mortality
Maternal Mortality*
Middle Aged
Obstetric Labor Complications / mortality*
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy Complications / mortality*
Risk Factors

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