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Severe obstetric morbidity of the third trimester, delivery and early puerperium in Niamey (Niger).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10214424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Epidemiological data about maternal morbidity are rare. The present study, carried out in Niamey, capital of Niger, was designed to measure the incidence of maternal morbidity among women delivering in hospital. Severe complications occurred in 232 of the 4,081 deliveries during the study period (6,450/100,000 live births). Maternal morbidity ratio was 11 times higher than the maternal mortality ratio. Incidence rates of the major morbidities (per 100,000 live births) were: obstructed labour 3,614, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 1,159, haemorrhage 855, and puerperal sepsis 220. The incidence and case fatality rates of severe complications were both high, suggesting a lack of efficiency of maternal health services in spite of a high concentration of health personnel and a large accessibility to services in Niamey.
A Prual; D Huguet; O Garbin; G Rabé
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of reproductive health     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1118-4841     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Reprod Health     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-05-06     Completed Date:  1999-05-06     Revised Date:  2006-12-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9712263     Medline TA:  Afr J Reprod Health     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Département de Santé Publique, Faculté des Sciences de la Santé, Niamey, Niger.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Delivery, Obstetric / adverse effects*
Maternal Health Services / standards
Maternal Mortality
Niger / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Puerperal Disorders / epidemiology*
Quality of Health Care
Risk Factors
Urban Health

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