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Table 2 Category of suspected cause of pregnancy-related death across all hospitals and both years, stratified by those identified in the maternity ward and those identified in all other wards

From: Use of Rapid Ascertainment Process for Institutional Deaths (RAPID) to identify pregnancy-related deaths in tertiary-care obstetric hospitals in three departments in Haiti

WHO Application of ICD10 category of suspected cause of pregnancy-related death Total N = 111 Maternity Ward
N = 86
Other Ward
N = 25
P-valuea
Group 1-Pregnancy with abortive outcome 3 (2.7%) 2 (2.3%) 1 (4.0%) 0.539
Group 2-Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy 20 (18.0%) 17 (19.8%) 3 (12.0%) 0.556
Group 3-Obstetric hemorrhage 30 (27.0%) 24 (27.9%) 6 (24.0%) 0.802
Group 4-Pregnancy-related infection 7 (6.3%) 3 (3.5%) 4 (16.0%) 0.044 b
Group 5-Other obstetric complications (e.g., venous complications, obstetric embolism, obstetric trauma) 8 (7.2%) 6 (7.0%) 2 (8.0%) 1.000
Group 6-Complications of anesthesia 1 (0.9%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (4.0%) 0.225
Group 7-Indirect pregnancy-related (i.e., systemic diseases complicated by pregnancy) 11 (9.9%) 5 (5.8%) 3 (12.0%) 0.376
Group 8-Unknown (i.e., pregnancy-related death with unspecified cause) 35 (31.5%) 29 (33.7%) 5 (20.0%) 0.226
  1. a P-value calculated via Fisher’s exact test comparing each cause separately compared with all other causes combined
  2. bP-value less than 0.05