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Table 3 Classification of maternal deaths underlying causes according to the ICD-MM by the three maternal death review (MDR) committees

From: Classifying maternal deaths in Suriname using WHO ICD-MM: different interpretation by Physicians, National and International Maternal Death Review Committees

Underlying cause of maternal death
n = 73 (100%)
MDR Committees
Suriname
n (%)
Jamaica
n (%)
The Netherlands
n (%)
Direct
1. Abortive outcomes 2 (3) 3 (4) 2 (3)
2. Hypertensive disorders 7 (10) 11 (15) 6 (8)
3. Obstetric hemorrhage 13 (18) 16 (22) 14 (19)
4. Infection (pregnancy-related) 6 (8) 2 (3) 5 (7)
5. Other obstetric complications 13 (18) 9 (12) 9 (12)
6. Unanticipated complications - - -
Indirect
7. Non-obstetric complications 21 (29) 24 (33) 19 (26)
Unknown
8. Unspecified 3 (4) 5 (7) 14 (19)
Not maternal
9. Coincidental 8 (11) 3 (4) 4 (6)