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Table 3 Obstetric measurements of women who died due to maternal causes, Kersa HDSS, 2008–2014

From: Magnitude, trends and causes of maternal mortality among reproductive aged women in Kersa health and demographic surveillance system, eastern Ethiopia

Obstetric related variables (N = 43) Frequency Percent
Died during pregnancy (before delivery) 12 27.9
Gestational age at death (n = 12)
 First trimester 3 25
 Second trimester 2 16.7
 Third trimester (including in labour) 7 58.3
Died after giving birth 27 62.8
Died after undergoing abortion 4 9.3
Type of delivery (n = 27)
 Normal 21 67.7
 Forceps/vacuum 4 19.9
 Caesarean section 2 6.6
Died postnatally (n = 27)
 Within the first day 15 55.6
 Between 1 and 7 days 8 29.6
 Between 7 days −6 weeks 4 14.8
Place of delivery (n = 27)
 Home 18 66.7
 Hospital 8 29.6
 Health centre 1 3.7
Delivery attendants during delivery (n = 27)
 TBAs   
  Untrained TBAs 13 48.1
  Trained TBAs 3 11.1
 Doctors 7 25.9
 Nurses 2 11.1
 Relatives 2 3.7