Maternal mortality at a rural medical college of Assam: a retrospective study
Surat Zaman, Anjuman Ara Begum
Objectives: To assess the maternal mortality ratio at a rural medical college of Assam. Methods: A retrospective study of 73 maternal deaths over a period of 2 years from 1st January 2012 to 31st December 2013. Results: There were 73 maternal deaths amongst 10,291 live births over the period of study giving the MMR of 709.35. Eclampsia was the most common cause of maternal death. Most common (43.83%) maternal death was seen in primigravidas. Maximum maternal deaths were observed within 12- 24 hours of admission, maximum number of maternal deaths was seen in the age group 18- 23 years & most of the women had no ANC. Conclusion: The maternal mortality is much higher than the national (and Assam state) MMR.