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Table 2 Underlying cause of death for facility-based maternal deaths as assigned by the Maternal Death Review (MDR) team, an Expert Panel (EP) and computer-based programme (InterVA-4)

From: Measuring maternal mortality using a Reproductive Age Mortality Study (RAMOS)

ICD-MM Type ICD-MM Group MDR Team (%) EP (%) InterVA4 (%)
Direct Maternal Death 1. Pregnancy with abortive outcome 6 (7.0) 12 (14.0) 13 (15.1)
2. Hypertensive disorders 7 (8.1) 10 (11.6) 14 (16.3)
3. Obstetric haemorrhage 16 (18.6) 29 (33.7) 26 (30.2)
4. Pregnancy related infections 7 (8.1) 12 (14.0) 15 (17.4)
5. Other obstetric complications 2 (2.3) 2 (2.3) 0 (0.0)
6. Unanticipated complications of management 1 (1.2) 1 (1.2) 1 (1.2)
Indirect Maternal Death 7. Non-obstetric complications 31 (36.0) 15 (17.4) 13 (15.1)
Unspecified 8. Unknown/undetermined 2 (2.3) 5 (5.8) 3 (3.5)
Contributing conditions 13 (15.1) 0 1 (1.2)
NC: No code available for condition in ICD-MM 1 (1.2) 0 0
Total 86 (100) 86 (100) 86 (100)