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Table 1 Attributable risk (case-specific mortality) of newborn deaths from the severe obstetric morbidity

From: Still births, neonatal deaths and neonatal near miss cases attributable to severe obstetric complications: a prospective cohort study in two referral hospitals in Uganda

Obstetric complication *Number of Still births (n = 257) *Number of Neonatal deaths (n = 369) ΩβPercentage of the newborns deaths related to the condition ∞Percentage of all newborn deaths
Hypertensive disorders     
Severe preeclampsia (n = 218) 20 63 38.1 13.3
Eclampsia (n = 172) 32 28 34.9 9.6
Chronic hypertension with superimposed     
Preeclampsia (n = 4) 2 1 75 0.5
HELLP syndrome (n = 9) 5 1 66.7 1.0
Obstetric hemorrhage     
& Hemorrhage from late abortion (n = 38) 5 5 26.3 1.6
Antepartum hemorrhage (n = 116)     
Ruptured uterus (n = 138) 32 28 51.7 9.6
82 24 76.8 16.9
Obstructed labor (n = 310) 64 46 35.5 17.6
  1. & These were abortions at gestation age greater than 20 weeks.
  2. *The remainder of still births and neonatal deaths were from other causes unrelated to obstetric complications of childbirth.
  3. ΩTotal number of newborns deaths divided by the total number of women with the obstetric condition.
  4. ∞Total number of newborn deaths in the stratum divided by the total number of newborn deaths; β Newborn deaths include still births and neonatal deaths.