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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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SUAREZ GONZALEZ, Juan Antonio; GUTIERREZ MACHADO, Mario  and  LORENZO GONZALEZ, Belkis Cecilia. Problem related to mother death in Villa Clara province. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.1, pp. 28-35. ISSN 0138-600X.

Introduction: the World Health Organization (WHO) defines the mother mortality (MM) as "the death of a woman during its pregnancy, delivery or within the 42 days after its termination". Objective: to characterize the problem of the MM occurred in the Villa Clara province in a decade. Methods: A retrospective, descriptive and observational study was conducted on the MMs occurred from January, 2001 to December, 2010 in the Villa Clara province, Cuba. Results: The mother deceases in this province have been stables fluctuating between 1 and 55 MM during the decade, in 2004 and 2010 there were not MM. The total of direct or indirect MM was of 22 in relation to the 533 reported in all the country. The more represented age was 36 years (4 MM, 16.6 %). In adolescents as a risk group there were two deaths for a 8.3 % and 8 women aged over 35 for a 36.8 %). Between both age groups occurred the 45.1 % of deceases. Among the major causes, the hemorrhagic disorders: 6 as main cause of direct MM and 6 cardiovascular affections are the major affections with great impact in the territory, followed by the amniotic fluid embolism, the ectopic pregnancy and the thromboembolism disease. Conclusions: In the study decade there is a maintained stability in the MM incidence in territory and in two of those years there was not any incidence. The death causes were: hemorrhage and the cardiovascular affections and other associated with pregnancy.

Keywords : mother death; causes.

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