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Table 1 Documented classification of 118 deaths captured by the maternal mortality surveillance system of North Central Province, Sri Lanka during 2005-2011 period compared to reclassification based on ICD-MM

From: Maternal mortality revisited: the application of the new ICD-MM classification system in reference to maternal deaths in Sri Lanka

  Previous classification1 ICD-MM classification2
Maternal death category n % n %
Direct maternal deaths 36 30.5 52 44.1
Indirect maternal deaths 17 14.4 31 26.3
Late maternal deaths 14 11.9 14 11.9
Pregnancy related deaths 50 42.4 19 16.1
Inconclusive 1 0.8 1 .8
  1. 1This is the classification documented in reports.
  2. 2Re-classification using the details in maternal mortality investigation reports.