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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


A study of maternal mortality in Government Maternity Hospital, Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati


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Author Details : J Sowjanya Kumari*, V Revathi, K Sharmista Reddy

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2018

Article Page : 525-529


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Abstract

Introduction: Maternal mortality is a key indicator of health services provided to population and reflects the health status of community.
Aim: To study the factors responsible for maternal mortality.
Materials and Methods: Maternal deaths that occurred in one year in Government Maternity Hospital, Tirupati were studied. Present study was conducted from January 2017 to December 2017 in Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Government Maternity Hospital, S.V. Medical College, Tirupati.
Results: 21 maternal deaths had occurred during the study period. 57.1% were unbooked cases, 61.9% were primiparous women and 61.9% were belonging to the age group of 21-25 years. Leading cause of death was hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (47.6%) followed by postpartum haemorrhage (28.4%). Maternal deaths due to direct causes were 85.7% and indirect causes were 14.3%. type 2 and 3 delays contributed to 57.1% and 38.1% maternal deaths respectively. Most of the cases were referred to the institute in late stages.
Conclusion: Health education, regular antenatal check ups, early identification of high risk pregnancies and timely intervention are needed to reduce maternal mortality.

Keywords: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, Maternal mortality, Postpartum haemorrhage.

Doi : 10.18231/2394-2754.2018.0118

How to cite : Kumari J S, Revathi V, Reddy K S, A study of maternal mortality in Government Maternity Hospital, Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2018;5(4):525-529

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