late maternal death

late maternal death

A maternal death which, as defined in the UK, occurs between 42 days and a year after abortion, miscarriage or delivery, due to direct or indirect causes.
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Late maternal death is defined as the "death of a woman from direct or indirect obstetric causes more than 42 days but less than one year after termination of pregnancy.
Therefore, a new category of late maternal death was introduced, defined "as the death of a woman from direct or indirect obstetric causes more than 42 days but less than one year after termination of pregnancy" The definition of maternal death cannot be applied when the precise cause of death is not known.
10) It defines an early maternal death as the death of a woman while pregnant, during an abortion or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management, but not by accidental or incidental causes, and late maternal death between 43 days and one year after delivery or abortion.
Late maternal deaths (10 cases, 18%) were included because they had been counted in the previous study.
In order to compare maternal mortality estimates between 1994 and 2003 (for both years, early and late maternal deaths are included), age-specific fertility rates and age-specific mortality rates were reviewed.
5) Late maternal death was added in order to include women who lived beyond 42 days, e.
Based on snowball sampling data and according to ICD-10, we classified them as six pregnancy-related deaths, irrespective of the cause of death (cases 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 11), and one late maternal death (case 9).
In addition to small differences in data sources, the study differs from other recent global analyses in its inclusion of late maternal deaths (those from six weeks to one year after delivery) and in its treatment of deaths among women with HIV; on the basis of the limited data available from previous studies, the researchers assumed that 12% of HIV-related deaths during pregnancy and the first year postpartum can be attributed to maternal causes.
However, the number of late maternal deaths and HIV-related deaths increased during the study period, and although the number of abortion-related deaths declined globally, it rose in Sub-Saharan Africa.