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Table 4 Frequency of contributing conditions among maternal near-miss cases in the four study hospitals

From: A cross sectional study of maternal ‘near-miss’ cases in major public hospitals in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria

  Egypt Lebanon Palestine Syria All
Al Galaa Hospital Rafik Hariri University Hospital Ramallah Hospital Dar Al Tawleed Hospital
  (N = 32) (N = 5) (N = 16) (N = 18) (N = 71)
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Haemorrhage
Abortion related haemorrhage 1 (3.1) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2(11.1) 3 (4.2)
Ectopic pregnancy 7 (21.9) 0 (0) 1 (6.3) 0 (0) 8 (11.3)
Placenta praevia 11 (34.4) 2 (40.0) 0 (0) 4 (22.2) 17 (23.9)
Accreta/increta/percreta placenta 3 (9.4) 2 (40.0) 1 (6.3) 3 (16.7) 9 (12.7)
Abruptio placenta 3(9.4) 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (5.6) 5 (7)
Ruptured uterus 3(9.4) 0 (0) 1 (6.3) 2 (11.1) 7 (9.9)
Postpartum haemorrhage 2(6.3) 1 (20.0) 6 (37.5) 4 (22.2) 15 (21.1)
Other obstetric haemorrhage 3(9.4) 0 (0) 5 (31.3) 1 (5.6) 7 (9.9)
Infection 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Hypertension
Chronic hypertension 1 (3.1) 0 (0) 1 (6.3) 1 (5.6) 3 (4.2)
Pre-eclampsia (excludes eclampsia) 1(3.1) 0 (0) 1 (6.3) 2 (11.1) 5 (7)
Eclampsia 2 (6.3) 1 (20.0) 1 (6.3) 1 (5.6) 3 (4.2)
Other conditions
HIV +/AIDS/HIV wasting syndrome 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Anaemia 1 (3.1) 1 (20.0) 3 (18.8) 6 (33.3) 11 (15.5)
Malaria/dengue 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Embolicdisease (thrombo/amniotic/air embolism) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Cancer 0 (0) 0 (0) 1 (6.3) 0 (0) 1 (1.4)
Heart disease 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (12.5) 1 (5.6) 3 (4.2)
Lung disease 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Renal disease 1 (3.1) 1 (20.0) 1 (6.3) 1 (5.6) 4 (5.6)
Hepatic disease 1 (3.1) 2 (40.0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 3 (4.2)
Coincidental conditions (includes violence, accident, poisoning, self-harm) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
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