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Table 1 Contributing Factors to Poor Outcome and Aspects of Care

From: Maternal mortality in the Gaza strip: a look at causes and solutions

Contributory Factor Total Number Percentage of Total
Substandard care and poor documentation 17 94.4%
Poor communication 9 50%
Impact of war 4 22.2%
Poor educational achievements of patients 3 16.7%
Socioeconomic factors and cultural beliefs 5 27.8%
Poor understanding of illness/ self-neglect 4 22.2%
Access difficulties 2 11.1%
Irregular/ late antenatal care attendance 5 27.8%