Skip to main content

Table 1 Major causes of pregnancy and birth complications and maternal deaths in hospitals and health centres in Gamo Gofa, south-west Ethiopia, July 2009 to June 2010

From: Lifesaving emergency obstetric services are inadequate in south-west Ethiopia: a formidable challenge to reducing maternal mortality in Ethiopia

Causes Complications Deaths
No. % No. %
Ante partum haemorrhage 65 6.3 1 1
Post-partum haemorrhage 75 7.3 33 42
Prolonged labour 174 16.9 6 8
Obstructed labour 186 18.0 12 15
Puerperal sepsis 57 5.5 10 13
Complication of abortion 291 28.2 6 8
Pre-eclampsia 41 4.0 4 5
Ruptured uterus 65 6.3 5 6
Others 77 7.5 2 3
Total 1,031 100 79 100