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Table 2 Causes of maternal deaths

From: Reproductive age mortality survey (RAMOS) in Accra, Ghana

ICD 10 Classification Number Percentage
Direct maternal deaths   
Obstetric haemorrhage 57 32
(Pre) eclampsia 26 14.6
Genital tract sepsis 13 7.3
Pregnancies with abortive outcome 37 20.8
Other direct causes 13 7.3
Total 146 82
Indirect causes   
Sickle Cell with complications 13 7.3
Pneumonia 4 2.2
Anaemia 2 1.1
HIV/AIDS 2 1.1
Hepatitis 2 1.1
Cerebrovascular disease 2 1.1
Others* 7 3.9
Total 32 18
Total direct and indirect maternal deaths 178 100
  1. *Other indirect causes include: cervical cancer (n = 2), jaundice (n = 1), cerebral oedema (n = 1), congestive cardiac failure (n = 1), bacterial endocarditis (n = 1) and pericarditis (n = 1)