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Table 4 End of pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes in our study population

From: Maternal near miss and quality of maternal health care in Baghdad, Iraq

  Potentially life-threatening conditions Maternal near-miss cases Maternal deaths
  N= 212 N= 129. N= 16
  n % n % n %
End of pregnancy       
Vaginal delivery 46 21.70% 37 28.68% 3 18.75%
Caesarean Section 107 50.47% 78 60.47% 11 68.75%
Complete abortion 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Curettage / vacuum aspiration 7 3.30% 5 3.88% 0 0.00%
Medical methods for uterine evacuation 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00%
Laparotomy for ectopic pregnancy 39 18.40% 1 0.78% 1 6.25%
Other 4 1.89% 2 1.55% 0 0.00%
Unknown 2 0.94% 1 0.78% 0 0.00%
Women still pregnant at hospital discharge or death 7 3.30% 5 3.88% 1 6.25%
Caesarean section rate* n/a 69.93% n/a 67.83% n/a 78.57%
Preterm births 57 37.25% 42 36.52% 8 57.14%
Stillbirths 32 20.92% 23 20.00% 6 42.86%
Perinatal deaths** 65 42.48% 50 43.48% 7 50.00%
  1. *Caesarean deliveries divided by all deliveries / **fetal deaths + intra-hospital early neonatal mortality.