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Table 4 Distribution of women with any severe maternal morbidity by age group according to main determining causes and delays in appropriate care

From: Severe maternal morbidity and maternal near miss in the extremes of reproductive age: results from a national cross- sectional multicenter study

Main causes of SMM 10 – 19 years p-value* 20 – 34 years p-value** 35 – 49 years
Hemorrhage 19.4 <0.002 24.7 0.837 25.1
Hypertension 73.0 0.009 69.3 0.555 70.6
Infections 1.3 0.177 1.0 0.464 1.1
Clinical surgical conditions 11.0 0.898 10.9 0.457 9.9
(n) (1,713)   (6,220)   (1,622)
Any delay (a) 57.7 0,002 52.7 0.503 53.9
(n) (1550) (5,686) (1,480)
  1. (a) 839 cases excluded (missing information on delays).
  2. *p-values for proportions between adolescent and control groups.
  3. **p-values for proportions between older age and control groups.
  4. Brazil, 2009-2010.