Table 2

The characteristics of the participants (n=168)

Maternal characteristics
 Maternal age (median, range)34 (19–45)
 Gravida (median, range)1 (0–9)
 Parity (median, range)0 (0–6)
 Nulliparous51% (85)
 Skipped pregnancy checkups4% (6)
Mode of delivery
 Normal spontaneous delivery23% (38)
 With uterine fundal pressure5% (8)
 Instrumental delivery15% (26)
 Caesarean section42% (70)
 After artificial abortion in 1st trimester1% (2)
 Before delivery14% (24)
Maternal death
 At hospital96% (167)
 At clinic1% (1)
 Autopsy42% (70)