RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF MATERNAL MORTALITY AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF PESHAWAR, FROM 2009- 2011
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Malik, F., Swati, A., Akhter, S., Hadi, A., Safi, S., Wazir, S., Afridi, R., & Anas, M. (2015). RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS OF MATERNAL MORTALITY AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL OF PESHAWAR, FROM 2009- 2011. KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, 7(1), 25-29. Retrieved from https://www.kmuj.kmu.edu.pk/article/view/14379

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of maternal mortality and identify causes with age groups in tertiary care hospital of Peshawar, Pakistan.

METHODOLOGY: A descriptive study conducted at Gynecology & Obstetrics units of Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar, Pakistan. with ret­rospective review of validated records of hospital registers from January 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2011. Convenience sampling used to access the records. A self structured proforma designed to collect validated data on variables (age, cause of death, year of death, place of residence), that were analyzed in Excel- 2007 and trend analysis determined by Joinpoint Analysis Software.

RESULT: A total of 277 maternal deaths recorded from Lady Reading Hospital in three years. Hemorrhage remains the leading cause with 27.07% (CI= 0.66, SD= 5.65) followed by eclampsia 15.88 % (CI= 0.60, SD= 5.13), ruptured uterus 10.83% (CI= 0.51, SD= 4.35) and sepsis 10.10% (CI= 0.47, SD= 4.04). Maximum maternal deaths of 33.57 % reported in 26- 35 years, followed by 26.71 % in 15- 25 years, 23.10 % in 36- 45 years and 3.24 % in 45- 55 years and 6.13 % deaths reported from unknown age group as well. Post Partum hemorrhage was signif­icant with P-value (0.002).

CONCLUSION: Maternal mortality remains high with leading causes as hemorrhage, eclampsia, ruptured uterus and sepsis in women of 26- 35 years age groups. A strong need to improve the maternity care in tertiary care hospitals and community based education is emphasized for the awareness of the masses, to prevent these deaths.

 KEY WORDS: Maternal Mortality, Childbearing age, Eclampsia, Post­partum Hemorrhage, Ruptured uterus.

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