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Table 1 Number of hospitalization records* of women during pregnancy, delivery and in the postpartum period, number of records indicative of near miss and women with near miss, number of liveborn infants and near miss morbidity ratio in the Brazilian state capital cities in 2002.

From: Severe maternal morbidity (near miss) as a sentinel event of maternal death. An attempt to use routine data for surveillance

Capital cities Number of hospitalization records (a) Number of records suggestive of near miss (b) Number of women with near miss (c) Number of liveborn infants (d) Maternal near miss ratio (MNMR) per 1000 liveborn infants [95% CI] (e)
Region North      
   Porto Velho 5,286 388 382 7,202 53.0 [48.0–58.5]
   Rio Branco 9,373 473 450 7,710 58.4 [53.3–63.9]
   Manaus 36,322 455 451 38,161 11.8 [10.8–13.0]
   Boa Vista 3,408 81 78 6,072 12.9 [10.2–16.1]
   Belém 25,533 2,234 2,185 25,795 84.7 [81.3–88.2]
   Macapá 9,399 378 366 8,579 42.7 [38.5–47.2]
   Palmas 4,259 368 349 3,942 88.5 [79.9–97.9]
Region Northeast      
   São Luís 21,597 1,156 1,135 18,317 62.0 [58.5–65.6]
   Teresina 17,248 1,703 1,646 14,498 113.5 [108.4–118.8]
   Fortaleza 44,061 2,552 2,431 39,301 61.9 [59.5–64.3]
   Natal 12,392 520 486 13,286 36.6 [33.5–40.0]
   João Pessoa 8,870 191 184 11,140 16.5 [14.3–19.1]
   Recife 23,378 994 939 24,307 38.6 [36.3–41.1]
   Maceió 17,996 999 952 16,599 57.4 [53.9–61.0]
   Aracaju 9,185 499 490 9,354 52.4 [48.0–57.1]
   Salvador 44,266 3,024 2,959 40,344 73.3 [70.8–76.0]
Region Southeast      
   Belo Horizonte 28,994 1,436 1,364 32,601 41.8 [39.7–44.1]
   Vitória 3,296 183 177 4,444 39.8 [34.4–46.1]
   Rio de Janeiro 67,098 3,455 3,272 86,949 37.6 [36.4–38.9]
   São Paulo 127,275 6,487 6,163 183,414 33.6 [32.8–34.4]
Region South      
   Curitiba 20,959 1,304 1,224 26,371 46.4 [43.9–49.0]
   Florianópolis 4,772 139 134 5,229 25.6 [21.6–30.4]
   Porto Alegre 17,617 898 832 20,049 41.5 [38.8–44.4]
Region Central-West      
   Campo Grande 10,983 537 513 12,347 41.6 [38.1–45.2]
   Cuiabá 7,597 357 337 8,953 37.6 [33.8–41.8]
   Goiânia 12,278 388 360 20,037 18.0 [16.2–19.9]
   Brasília 41,135 2,598 2,520 45,799 55.0 [52.9–57.1]
All capital cities 634,577 33,797 32,379 730,800 44.3 [43.8–44.8]
  1. * Source: HIS-2002;
  2. (a) Diagnoses pertaining to the group "O" of the ICD-10 and/or procedures beginning with 35 or 69;
  3. (b) Contained in the previous column (corresponds to 5.3% of the same);
  4. (c) Contained in the previous column (maternal deaths and records of multiple hospitalization of the same person have been excluded);
  5. (d) Source: SINASC-2002;
  6. (e) Values in bold are significantly different from the mean country.