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Trends in maternal deaths in Ilesa, Nigeria, 1977-1988.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2069888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cases of maternal deaths at Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, Nigeria, from January 1977 to June 1988 were reviewed. The maternal mortality rate of 2.85 per 1000 births recorded is an improvement over earlier figures due at least in part to improved obstetric care services. Illegally induced abortion was the most significant cause of maternal deaths (32.7%). Other causes were sepsis (17.3%), obstetric haemorrhage (15.4%), ruptured uterus (9.6%) and anaemia (7.7%). The problems of illegal abortion, poor antenatal and delivery supervision and late referral of cases were implicated as aetiologic factors.
S O Ogunniyi; B L Faleyimu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  West African journal of medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0189-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  West Afr J Med     Publication Date:    1991 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-22     Completed Date:  1991-08-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301891     Medline TA:  West Afr J Med     Country:  NIGERIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  400-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Criminal / statistics & numerical data
Cause of Death*
Maternal Mortality*
Nigeria / epidemiology
Pregnancy Complications / mortality
Puerperal Disorders / mortality

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