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An Epidemiologic Study of Maternal Deaths in the Population Covered by Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 2010-2012
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Background: Pregnancy is a physiological process in any women's life, but in some cases it might be ended in maternal death tragedy. However, most cases of maternal deaths are preventable. Reviewing maternal death cases, for the purpose of identifying the related factors is beneficial for future planning. The aim of this study was to assess the current statuses of maternal death and its causing factors in hospitals affiliated to Kerman University of Medical Sciences.   Methods: In this cross-sectional study, all cases of maternal deaths during 2010 to 2012 were studied and a designed data entry form was completed for each case. Data analysis was done through SPSS17.   Results: During the 3 years of study, 28 maternal deaths had occurred and the ratio of maternal death was calculated as 23.57 per 100000 live births. Preeclampsia was the most common direct cause and heart disease was the most common indirect cause of maternal deaths. Maternal deaths were related to shortcomings in all stages of before pregnancy, during pregnancy and post partum period.   Conclusion: In order to minimize the number of maternal deaths, more attention should be paid to the quality of maternal care before pregnancy, during pregnancy and in post partum period.
Keywords: Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Maternal Mortality
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/06/13
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An Epidemiologic Study of Maternal Deaths in the Population Covered by Kerman University of Medical Sciences, 2010-2012. J Health Dev. 2015; 4 (2) :114-0
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