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Table 2 Characteristics and frequencies of near miss cases and maternal deaths at hospital level in Maputo city and Maputo province, Mozambique

From: Maternal near miss and maternal deaths in Mozambique: a cross-sectional, region-wide study of 635 consecutive cases assisted in health facilities of Maputo province

  Total Hemorrhage Eclampsia Sepsis Uterine rupture Cerebral malaria
Live births 27,916      
Maternal near-miss (MNM) 564 327 (58.0%) 200 (35.5%) 22 (3.9%) 13 (2.3%) 2 (0.4%)
Maternal deaths (MD)* 71 27 (38.0%) 9 (12.7%) 4 (5.6%) 1 (1.4%) 2 (2.8%)
MMR 254 96.7 32.6 14.3 3.6 7.2
MNMR 20      
SMOR 22.7      
Case fatality rate** (%) 11.2 7.6 4.3 15.4 7.1 50
  1. MMR: maternal deaths per 100,000 livebirths.
  2. SMOR: severe maternal outcome ratio (MNM + MD)/ 1000LB.
  3. MNMR: severe morbidity per 1000 live births.
  4. *To complete the total of 71 maternal death cases there are other causes of maternal death as AIDS 23 (32.4%), various 5 (7.0%).
  5. **Maternal deaths devided by the sum of maternal deaths and near-miss cases.