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January 2017 Maternal Mortality and Associated Obstetric Risk Factors at Mother and Child Hospitals, Ondo State, Nigeria
Olusegun Sunday EWEMOOJE, Olasumbo Omotebi OMONIYI
Afr. J. Appl. Stat. 4(1): 183-191 (January 2017). DOI: 10.16929/ajas/2017.183.209


Maternal Mortality was discussed in this study with associated obstetric risk factors in order to examine its perceived determinants and contribution of mortality rate was calculated as 381deaths/100.000 live births. Simple descriptive analysis, Chi-square Independent test and spatial analysis were applied on 6-year study from which 33.615 deliveries resulting in 128 perinatal deaths. The maternal fetal death, Antepartum Haemorrhage and Eclampsia were found to significantly causing 13.7%, 12.9% and 12.9% maternal deaths, respectively. For every unit increase in the mother's age, the risk of being involved in maternal deaths increases with caesarean section as the leading risk factor. The Mother and Child Hospitals have helped in reducing the Maternal Mortality by about 51% in the state from 745 per 100.000 live births in 2009 to 381 per 100.000 live births in 2016.

Dans ce papier, nous discutons étudions la mortalité maternelle par rapports aux facteurs de risque obstétrique associés afin d'examiner et de déterminer ses déterminants. Celle-ci est estimée dans nos données à 381 décès sur 100.000 naissances vivantes. Une analyse descriptive simple, puis des tests de Chi-deux associés à une analyse spatiale ont été appliqués sur une étude de 6 ans, couvrant 33.615 accouchements avec 128 décès périnatals.


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Olusegun Sunday EWEMOOJE. Olasumbo Omotebi OMONIYI. "Maternal Mortality and Associated Obstetric Risk Factors at Mother and Child Hospitals, Ondo State, Nigeria." Afr. J. Appl. Stat. 4 (1) 183 - 191, January 2017.


Published: January 2017
First available in Project Euclid: 16 May 2019

Digital Object Identifier: 10.16929/ajas/2017.183.209

Primary: 62-07 , 62-09 , 62H11

Keywords: maternal mortality , obstetric risks , parity , population , spatial analysis

Rights: Copyright © 2017 The Statistics and Probability African Society

Vol.4 • No. 1 • January 2017
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