A ten year review of maternal mortality in Sokoto, northern Nigeria.

  title={A ten year review of maternal mortality in Sokoto, northern Nigeria.},
  author={L R Audu and Bissallah Ahmed Ekele},
  journal={West African journal of medicine},
  volume={21 1},
OBJECTIVE To determine the institutional maternal mortality ratio, risk factors, causes and to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the maternal deaths. SUBJECTS & METHODS A descriptive study based on hospital case records of all maternal deaths at the Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, between January 1990 and December 1999. RESULTS There were 197 maternal deaths and 9,158 live births during the study period. The maternal mortality ratio was 2,151/100,000 live births… CONTINUE READING
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