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The causes of maternal mortality and associated risk factors in Khuzestan province (2009-2013)

Jamshidi, F. and Ghorbani, A. and Jafarri, R. M. (2016) The causes of maternal mortality and associated risk factors in Khuzestan province (2009-2013). International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research and Allied Sciences, 5 (3). pp. 150-156. ISSN 2277-3657

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The maternal mortality rate (MMR) is one of the most important health indicators showing the socio-economic development of countries. Several direct and indirect factors are involved in increasing or decreasing MMR. The present study aimed at reviewing the causes of maternal mortality and avoidable factors in Khuzestan province during 2009-2013. In this descriptive study, 70 maternal mortality cases from March 2009 to March 2013 in Khuzestan province were studied. Data were collected from questionnaires and maternal mortality registration system. The mean age of death was 29.88 +/- 6.46 years old. More than half of the mothers lived in urban areas. In 71.4 of cases, the mothers had high-risk pregnancies. Three main causes of maternal mortality were hemorrhage in 22 cases (31.4), heart disease in 9 patients (12.9) and unknown causes in 7 cases (10). Seventy percent of maternal mortality occurred in the postpartum period. Family's delay in referral to health centers, delays in referrals and treatment were respectively observed in 48.6, 42.9 and 65.7 of deaths. According to the results, hemorrhage was the main cause of maternal mortality. Nowadays, antibiotics, oxytocin and blood transfusion are used to prevent the incidence of such cases. Due to the high-risk pregnancy in the mothers, it is necessary to perform accurate pre-pregnancy care and consultation to delay or even prevent high-risk pregnancies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: maternal mortality high risk pregnancy hemorrhage postpartum peripartum cardiomyopathy deaths women
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2018 11:30

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