Table 22: Distribution of maternal deaths by major causes, 1996-1997

(Per 1,000 livebirths)

Cause group

1996

1997

Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Puerperium

164

95

Pregnancy with abortive outcome

33

19

Oedema, Proteinuria and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy,childbirth and the puerperium

10

10

Other maternal disorders predominantly relatedto pregnancy

2

3

Maternal care related to the fetus and amniotic cavity and possible delivery problems

3

5

Complications of labor and delivery

85

47

Delivery

4

1

Complications predominantly related to puerperium

26

7

Other obstetric conditions,not elsewhere classified

1

3


Source: Ministry of Public Health.; Public Health Statistics 1997.