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Prevalence and risk factors for maternal mortality in referral hospitals in Nigeria: a multicenter study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Women's Health, February 2018
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Title
Prevalence and risk factors for maternal mortality in referral hospitals in Nigeria: a multicenter study
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International Journal of Women's Health, February 2018
DOI 10.2147/ijwh.s151784
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Lorretta F Ntoimo, Friday E Okonofua, Rosemary N Ogu, Hadiza S Galadanci, Mohammed Gana, Ola N Okike, Kingsley N Agholor, Rukiyat A Abdus-Salam, Adetoye Durodola, Eghe Abe, Abdullahi J Randawa

Abstract

While reports from individual hospitals have helped to provide insights into the causes of maternal mortality in low-income countries, they are often limited for policymaking at national and subnational levels. This multisite study was designed to determine maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) and identify the risk factors for maternal deaths in referral health facilities in Nigeria. A pretested study protocol was used over a 6-month period (January 1-June 30, 2014) to obtain clinical data on pregnancies, births, and maternal deaths in eight referral hospitals across eight states and four geopolitical zones of Nigeria. Data were analyzed centrally using univariate, bivariate, and multivariate statistics. The results show an MMR of 2,085 per 100,000 live births in the hospitals (range: 877-4,210 per 100,000 births). Several covariates were identified as increasing the odds for maternal mortality; however, after adjustment for confounding, five factors remained significant in the logistic regression model. These include delivery in a secondary health facility as opposed to delivery in a tertiary hospital, non-booking for antenatal and delivery care, referral as obstetric emergency from nonhospital sources of care, previous experience by women of early pregnancy complications, and grandmultiparity. MMR remains high in referral health facilities in Nigeria due to institutional and patient-related factors. Efforts to reduce MMR in these health facilities should include the improvement of emergency obstetric care, public health education so that women can seek appropriate and immediate evidence-based pregnancy care, the socioeconomic empowerment of women, and the strengthening of the health care system.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 111 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 22 20%
Student > Postgraduate 19 17%
Researcher 15 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 7%
Student > Bachelor 7 6%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 24 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 39 35%
Nursing and Health Professions 22 20%
Social Sciences 6 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Environmental Science 2 2%
Other 9 8%
Unknown 31 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 February 2018.
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#9,162,245
of 15,606,578 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Women's Health
#305
of 563 outputs
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#181,281
of 366,317 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Women's Health
#9
of 15 outputs
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