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Table 3 Classification of 104 maternal deaths in North Central Province, Sri Lanka from 2006 to 2011 according to ICD-MM guide (excluding late maternal deaths)

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

Type Group number/name n %
Maternal death: direct 1. Pregnancies with abortive outcome 12 11.5
Maternal death: direct 2. Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth, and the puerperium 5 4.8
Maternal death: direct 3. Obstetric haemorrhage 9 8.7
Maternal death: direct 4. Pregnancy-related infection 3 2.9
Maternal death: direct 5. Other obstetric complications 23 22.1
Maternal death: direct 6. Unanticipated complications of management 0 0
Maternal death: indirect 7. Non-obstetric complications 31 29.8
Maternal death: unspecified 8. Unknown/undetermined 2 1.9
Coincidental causes 9. Death during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium due to external causes 19 18.3