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Table 2 Categorization of underlying medical causes and ICD codes by obstetrician experts and MDSR system (N = 99)

From: Causes of maternal deaths and delays in care: comparison between routine maternal death surveillance and response system and an obstetrician expert panel in Tanzania

Underlying medical cause of death Obstetricians Obstetricians ICD codes MDSR Both
Eclampsia 19 O15.0,O15.1,O15.2 15 14
PPH (non-traumatic) 18 O72.0, O72.1,O72.3 15 12
PPH (traumatic) 8 O71.3,O71.4,O71.8,O71.9 11 6
PPH 6 O72 8 5
High spinal anaesthesia 7 O74.2 6 5
Puerperal Sepsis 6 O85 7 5
Ruptured uterus 7 O71.1 2 1
Unsafe abortion 3 O05.0 2 2
Severe Anaemia 3 O99.0 4 3
Peripartum Cardiomyopathy 4 O90.3 2 2
Ectopic Pregnancy 2 O00 2 2
Obstetric embolism 2 O88 3 1
Severe Preeclampsia 2 O14.1 1 1
Burn Wounds 1 T22 1 1
Heart Disease 1 I05.9 1 1
Septic abortion 1 O03.0 1 1
Severe Pneumonia 1 J15.8 1 1
Pneumocyctic jirovecii Pneumonia 1 B20.6 1 1
Obstructed labour 0 O65 4 0
*Others 7 O71.5,B45.1,B50.8, O45.0, O03.1 12 0
Total 99   99 64
  1. *Others Obstetricians: (Meningitis, Severe malaria, Undetermined, Abruptio placenta, Incomplete abortion, bladder injury)
  2. *Others MDSR (Brain hypoxia, haemorrhagic shock, Congestive cardiac failure, HELLP syndrome, Intracerebral haemorrhage and postural hypotension)