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Table 4 Reported health problems up to one month postpartum

From: The prevalence of women’s emotional and physical health problems following a postpartum haemorrhage: a systematic review

References Chauleur et al. (2008) [25] Bateman et al. (2010) [28] Naz et al. (2008) [31] Hoveyda & MacKenzie (2001) [36] Hoveyda & MacKenzie (2001) [36]
Number of participants n = 317 n = 25,654 n = 50 n = 657 (primary PPH) n = 132 (secondary PPH)
Reported Health Problems up to 1 month postpartum
 Acute Renal Failure   82 (0.32 %) 2 (4 %)   
 Acute Respiratory Failure   105 (0.41 %)    
 Anaemia    20 (40 %)   
 Anaemia + DIC    5 (10 %)   
 Anaemia + DIC + ARF    1 (2 %)   
 Coagulopathy / DIC   445 (1.73 %) 1 (2 %)   
 Length of stay more than 7 days   656 (2.56 %)    
 Perforation of the uterus      3 (2.27 %)
 Prolonged mechanical ventilation (>96 h)   13 (0.05 %)    
 Secondary PPH     33 (5.02 %)  
 Sepsis / Infection   25 (0.1 %)    
 Shock + Anaemia    2 (4 %)   
 Superficial venous thrombosis 3 (0.9 %)a     
  1. aPrimiparous women only