Investigating the Causes of Maternal Mortality in Abadan School of Medical Sciences During 2012 - 2017
Keywords:Health index, maternal mortality, Pregnancy period, Postpartum
Introduction and Background: : Maternal mortality is one of endangering hazards of human life and is the
index of women health in society. The purpose of this study was investigating causes of maternal mortality
in Abadan School of Medical Sciences during 2012 - 2017.
Material and Methods: : This is a cross sectional study that all maternal death during 2012 – 2017 were
assessed by a questionnaire and information obtained from investigation files and autopsy report. data were
analyzed through SPSS software and descriptive statistics reports. Chi-Square and logistic regression were
Finding: the maternal mortality ratio was 27 per 100000 live births in 2012 to 2017. The most common
cause of maternal mortality was bleeding. In 70% of deaths, the way of childbirth was cesarean. Fifty percent
of dead mothers were illiterate or had primary study degrees and 58% were urbane residents. Seventy-two
percent of this mothers lacked cares before pregnancy and in 71% of deaths, prenatal care was low.
Conclusion: Increasing support and quality of cares before pregnancy, during pregnancy and after pregnancy
and optimizing the skills and knowledge of medical and midwifery staff in caring and optimal treatment of
mothers will be of the most important effective actions in reducing maternal mortality.
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