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Table 3 Variations in the causes of maternal mortality according to Socio-demographic characteristics of 605 women who died from pregnancy-related deaths in Ghana between 2000 and 2005

From: Distribution of causes of maternal mortality among different socio-demographic groups in Ghana; a descriptive study

Variables Haemorrhage
(Ante partum and Postpartum)
n (%)
Other Infectious Diseases
n (%)
Abortion
(Medical, Attempted, failed, other, unspecified)
n (%)
Miscellaneous
n (%)
Other non-Infectious diseases
n (%)
Age group(years)      
   12-14 - - 2(2.4) - -
   15-19 7(5.1) 9(10.7) 17(20.5) 8(9.8) 8(10.7)
   20-24 20(14.5) 24(28.6) 22(26.5) 10(12.2) 16(21.3)
   25-29 28(20.3) 19(22.6) 11(13.3) 15(18.3) 24(32.0)
   30-34 31(22.5) 15(17.9) 14(16.9) 17(20.7) 9(12.0)
   35-39 38(27.5) 12(14.3) 5(6.0) 17(20.7) 11(14.7)
   40-44 12(8.7) 5(6.0) 7(8.4) 14(17.1) 5(6.7)
   45-49 2(1.4) 0(0.0) 5(6.0) 1(1.2) 2(2.7)
   Total 138(100) 84(100) 83(100) 82(100) 75(100)
Educational level      
   Never Attended 53(38.4) 37(44.0) 23(27.7) 28(34.1) 33(44.0)
   Basic Education 72(52.2) 39(46.4) 49(59.0) 45(54.9) 34(45.3)
   Senior High Sch. 10(7.2) 7(8.3) 10(12.0) 7(8.5) 6(8.0)
   Tertiary/Higher 3(2.2) 1(1.2) 1(1.2) 2(2.4) 2(2.7)
   Total 138(100) 84(100) 83(100) 82(100) 75(100)
Residence      
   Urban 43(31.2) 29(34.5) 28(33.7) 31(37.8) 25(33.3)
   Rural 95(68.8) 55(65.5) 55(66.3) 51(62.2) 50(66.7)
   Total 138(100) 84(100) 83(100) 82(100) 75(100)
Marital Status      
   Single 9(6.5) 9(10.7) 35(42.2) 14(17.1) 13(17.3)
   Married 129(93.5) 75(89.3) 48(57.8) 68(82.9) 62(82.7)
   Total 138(100) 84(100) 81(100) 82(100) 75(100)
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