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Table 2 Number of records of maternal deaths identified in the selection of cases of near miss according to geographical region, and the procedure used for localization.

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

  Procedure for localizing deaths
Capital cities in the region: Using linkage with MIS and the "hospital charges" field Using only linkage with MIS Using only the "hospital charges" field of the HIS
North 10 7 2
Northeast 16 12 5
Southeast 35 30 8
South 6 2 0
Central-West 7 9 5
Total 74 60 20
(%) * (48%) (39%) (13%)
  1. * Percentage in relation to the total of 154 maternal deaths identified.