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Table 2 Pregnancy complications for maternal and early neonatal deaths at MTRH from January 2004 to March 2011

From: A retrospective analysis of maternal and neonatal mortality at a teaching and referral hospital in Kenya

Pregnancy complication Maternal deaths n = 150 Neonatal deaths n = 200
  n % n %
Eclampsia 33 22 13 7
Dystocia 21 14 44 22
Hemorrhage 20 13 17 8
Sepsis 10 7 0 0
Post abortal 10 7 5 3
Premature rupture of membrane (PROM) 2 1 52 26
Post datism 1 1 3 1
Other (indirect)† 53 35 66 33
  1. Denominators vary for each item depending on missing data.
  2. †Indirect causes include: HIV, malaria and cardiovascular diseases.