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Table 1 Causes of Maternal Mortality at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital

From: Puerperal sepsis, the leading cause of maternal deaths at a Tertiary University Teaching Hospital in Uganda

Cause of death Number (%)
Direct  
 Puerperal sepsis 43 (30.9)
 Hemorrhage 30 (21.6)
 Abortion complications 15 (10.8)
 Hypertensive diseases in pregnancy 20 (14.4)
Indirect causes  
 Severe malaria 12 (8.92)
 Anemia 06 (4.46)
 Others 12 (8.92)