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Table 10 Maternal death by pre-operative diagnosis.

From: Postoperative outcome of caesarean sections and other major emergency obstetric surgery by clinical officers and medical officers in Malawi

Diagnosis Number of deaths(n = 23) Number with diagnosis Case fatality rate
Eclampsia 3 52 5.7%
Obstructed labour 9 580 1.6%
Previous C/Section(s) 2 460 0.4%
Suspected ruptured uterus 5 87 5.7%
Fetal distress 1 264 0.4%
CPD 3 650 0.5%