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Table 5 Late postpartum referrals (Cross-sectional study of prospectively identified cases)

From: Postpartum maternal morbidity requiring hospital admission in Lusaka, Zambia – a descriptive study

Diagnosis Number (%) (N = 44)
Puerperal sepsis 5 (11%)
Malaria 5 (11%)
Pregnancy-related hypertension 5 (11%)
Infected tears/episiotomy 4 (9%)
Infected caesarean section 3 (7%)
Symphisiotomy 3 (7%)
Puerperal psychosis 2 (4.5%)
Secondary postpartum haemorrhage 2 (4.5%)
Meningitis 2 (4.5%)
Retained products 1 (2%)
Eclampsia 1 (2%)
Breast abscess 1 (2%)
Other 10 (23%)