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Table 6 Causes of Major Direct Obstetric Complications (MDOC) and related deaths in the 3 health zones (HZ) in the North-Kivu Province of Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 2016

From: The status of emergency obstetric and newborn care in post-conflict eastern DRC: a facility-level cross-sectional study

MDOC diagnosed in the facilities surveyed Occurrences of MDOC by causes
n (%)
Deaths related
to MDOC
n (%)
Ante or postpartum haemorrhage 261 (47.9) 14 (50.0)
Retained placenta 6 (1.1) 1 (3.6)
Ruptured uterus 56 (10.3) 4 (14.3)
Postpartum sepsis 82 (15.0) 4 (14.3)
Severe pre−/eclampsia 95 (17.4) 3 (10.7)
Abortion complications 40 (7.3) 1 (3.6)
Ectopic pregnancy 5 (0.9) 1 (3.6)
Total 545 (100) 28 (100)