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Table 2 Effectiveness estimates and interquartile ranges for maternal interventions on cause-specific maternal mortality

From: Estimating the impact of interventions on cause-specific maternal mortality: a Delphi approach

Intervention Cause of maternal death Final estimate [IQR] Intervention Cause of maternal death Final estimate [IQR]
Calcium supplementation Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia *20 [15,30] BEmOC APH 40 [25,50]
Anti-convulsants (MgSO4) Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia *60 [50,70] CEmOC APH *90 [90,95]
BEmOC Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia *60 [50,70] Assisted vaginal delivery Prolonged and obstructed labor *38.8 [30,45]
CEmOC Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia *85 [80,90] Caesarean section Obstructed labor *90 [85,90]
Hypertensive therapy HDPs 50 [30,60] Blood transfusion Obstructed labor *25 [20,30]
Induction of labor HDPs 42.5 [25,50] CEmOC Obstructed labor *95 [90,95]
Caesarean section HDPs *45 [30,50] Uterotonics (prevention) PPH *77.5 [60,80]
Safe abortion services Induced abortion *95 [90,95] Uterotonics (treatment) PPH *80 [70,90]
Post-abortion care Induced abortion *80 [70,90] AMTSL PPH *70 [60,80]
Blood transfusion Abortions and ectopic pregnancy *60 [50,70] Manual removal of the placenta PPH *30 [20,30]
Ectopic pregnancy case management Ectopic pregnancy *90 [85,95] BEmOC PPH *75 [60,80]
Clean delivery practices Sepsis-pregnancy 60 [50,75] CEmOC PPH *90 [90,95]
Parenteral antibiotics Sepsis-pregnancy *80 [70,85] ARVs HIV/AIDS *70 [60,80]
Blood transfusion Sepsis-pregnancy *25 [20,30] IPTp/ITNs Malaria (P. falciparum) *72.5 [70,80]
BEmOC Sepsis-pregnancy *70 [60,80] Malaria case management Malaria (P. falciparum) *80 [75,90]
CEmOC Sepsis-pregnancy *90 [80,90]    
  1. *IQR ≤ 20 percentage points