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High risk of maternal death in Southern Tanzania

Hanson, C. , Mbaruku, G. , Manzi, F. and Schellenberg, J. (2014) High risk of maternal death in Southern Tanzania. Ifakara Health Institute.

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Maternal mortality in Southern Tanzania was 712 deaths per 100,000 live births - more than 50% higher than the national average. The most common causes of maternal death were severe bleeding, malaria, anaemia, hypertensive complications, sepsis and AIDS/TB. The risk of dying was highest in the poorest households and in households where the household head had no secondary education. However, the risk of death remained high even among richer and better-educated households. Deaths were common even among women living close to a hospital, and in settings where most women gave birth in a health facility. But among women who lived far from a hospital the chance of death was a third greater than among those living nearby.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Maternal mortality, Demographic, Poverty, Education, Hospitals, Tanzania
Subjects: Maternal & Neonatal Health > Maternal Mortality & Morbidity
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Other IHI Subjects
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 06:16
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 06:16

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