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Table 2 Causes of maternal deaths in Sagamu, Nigeria

From: Maternal deaths in Sagamu in the new millennium: a facility-based retrospective analysis

Cause Maternal deaths (n) Percentage
Haemorrhage 16 21.3
Early pregnancy   
Ectopic pregnancy 2 2.7
Abortion - -
Late pregnancy   
Placenta praevia - -
Abruptio placentae 3 4.0
Postpartum haemorrhage 10 13.3
Others 1 1.3
Hypertensive disorders 21 28.0
Eclampsia 18 24.0
Severe pre-eclampsia 3 4.0
Dystocia 7 9.3
Uterine rupture 6 8.0
Obstructed labour 1 1.3
Sepsis 15 20.0
Puerperal sepsis 4 5.3
Intrapartum chorioamnionitis 10 13.3
Septic abortion 1 1.3
Pulmonary embolism 1 1.3
Anaesthetic complication 1 1.3
Medical disorders 12 16.0
Sickle cell crisis 2 2.7
Hypertensive/congestive cardiac failure 2 2.7
Anaemia (not due to haemorrhage 6 8.0
HIV infection 2 4.0