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Pregnancy-associated morbidity in Northern Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15203572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We sought to determine the magnitude and spatio-temporal pattern of maternal morbidity in Kano State, Nigeria. Analysis was on deliveries within the period 1990-1999. We counted 59772 maternal complications among 171621 deliveries, yielding an overall maternal morbidity ratio of 34.8%. We observed yearly variations and increment in the number of complications among mothers (p=0.04). A total of 4154 maternal deaths were registered within the period. The level of maternal deaths correlated significantly with burden of morbidity (r=0.44; p=0.0008). Case fatality rate was 6.9% with temporal fluctuations, and wide variations among the various health institutions. Our study revealed an extremely high morbidity ratio, which indicates that a high proportion of pregnant mothers are in need of essential obstetric care in this population.
H M Salihu; Y M Adamu; Z Y Aliyu; M H Aliyu
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0144-3615     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-18     Completed Date:  2004-07-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  367-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Maternal Mortality / trends*
Medical Records
Middle Aged
Nigeria / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor Complications / mortality
Pregnancy Complications / mortality*
Retrospective Studies

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