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Table 5 Estimates of the Prevalence of Severe Maternal Morbidity in Latin America

From: A global view of severe maternal morbidity: moving beyond maternal mortality

Article Country Setting Definition of SMM Estimated Prevalencea Leading Causes
De Mucio 2016 [109] Argentina 3 hospitals WHO 2.62 Not reported
De Mucio 2016 Colombia 1 hospital WHO 8.98 Not reported
De Mucio 2016 Dominican Republic 1 hospital WHO 22.56 Not reported
De Mucio 2016 Ecuador 1 hospital WHO 8.77 Not reported
De Mucio 2016 Honduras 2 hospitals WHO 16.31 Not reported
De Mucio 2016 Nicaragua 1 hospital WHO 8.39 Not reported
De Mucio 2016 Paraguay 1 hospital WHO 5.99 Not reported
De Mucio 2016 Peru 1 hospital WHO 34.92 Not reported
Dias 2014 [110] Brazil Birth in Brazil national survey WHO 10.21 Not reported
Goldenberg 2017 [51] Guatemala 1 referral hospital, 30 health centers, and 42 health posts, Chimaltenango region Modified WHO 61.1b Not reported by country
Karolinski 2013 [58] Argentina 25 public hospitals ICU admit, hysterectomy, organ dysfunction 8.49 Not reported
Lima 2016 [111] Brazil Tertiary hospital WHO 10.8 Not reported
Madeiro 2015 [112] Brazil Tertiary hospital, Piaui WHO 9.6 Hypertensive disorders, hemorrhage, infection
Galveo 2014 [113] Brazil 2 referral hospitals, Sergipe WHO 5.8 Hypertensive disorders, hemorrhage
  1. aper 1000 live births
  2. bper 1000 deliveries