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Why do mothers die in Dakahlia, Egypt?
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PMID:  17578356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To investigate the causes of maternal mortality in the Dakahlia Governorate in Egypt. METHODS: A confidential enquiry for each case of maternal mortality during the years 2004-2005 was carried out. RESULTS: One hundred and seventy-nine maternal deaths were reported, giving a maternal mortality rate (MMR) of 71.3/100,000 live births. 140 (78.2%) women died due to direct obstetric causes, 24 (13.4%) due to indirect causes and 15 (8.4%) due to accidental or unexplained causes. 44 (24.6%) women died during or following delivery by cesarean section and 91 (50.8%) during labor or within 24 h following delivery. Complications during cesarean delivery, postpartum hemorrhage and hypertensive disorders were the leading causes of maternal mortality. Death due to substandard care was encountered in 85% of cases. Obstetricians were responsible for 51% of causes of avoidable maternal death. CONCLUSION: Maternal mortality in Dakahlia, although declining, is still relatively high. To further reduce maternal mortality, deliveries should be conducted at well-equipped hospitals.
El-Said Abdel-Hady; Abdel-Maguid Mashaly; Lotfy S Sherief; Mostafa Hassan; Alaa Al-Gohary; Mohamed K Farag; Fouad El-Khoeriby
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1341-8076     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-20     Completed Date:  2007-11-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death*
Chi-Square Distribution
Egypt / epidemiology
Maternal Mortality*

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