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Table 3 Primary causes of obstetric haemorrhage (n = 119)

From: Major obstetric haemorrhage in Metro East, Cape Town, South Africa: a population-based cohort study using the maternal near-miss approach

 N (%)
Placental abnormalities
 Abruption
  with hypertension35 (29.4)
  without hypertension10 (8.4)
 Retained placenta11 (9.2)
 Placenta previa5 (4.2)
 Abnormally invasive placenta5 (4.2)
Operative complications
  during CSa
  after CS
10 (8.4)
19 (16)
Uterine Atony13 (10.9)
Perineal trauma6
Uterine rupture3 (2.5)
Uterine inversion
Subcapsular liver haematoma
1 (0.8)
1 (0.8)
  1. aCS caesarean section