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Table 1 Age comparison of maternal deaths between ZDHS 2007 and IMDA pilot

From: Local problems; local solutions: an innovative approach to investigating and addressing causes of maternal deaths in Zambia's Copperbelt

  National (2001-7 ZDHS) IMDA (2006)
Age Group Annual average % maternal deaths IMDA (2006) % maternal deaths
15-19 4.8 5% 6 12%
20-24 13.7 13% 8 16%
25-29 23.4 22% 14 29%
30-34 32.2 30% 15 31%
35-39 20.9 20% 5 10%
40-44 7.3 7% 1 2%
45-49 3.4 3% 0 0%
15-49 105.8 100% 49 100%
no date of birth    7  
Total 105.8   56  
  1. The death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental cause [4]