Table 1

Proportion of maternal deaths in Sierra Leone due to different causes†

Causes*
Pregnancy with abortive outcomeHypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperiumObstetric haemorrhagePregnancy-related infectionsOther obstetric complicationsUnanticipated complications of managementNon-obstetric complicationsTotal
DistrictsN% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N% (95% CI)N
Western Area162.9 (1.7, 4.7)11020.0 (16.7, 23.5)22040.0 (35.9, 44.2)356.4 (4.5, 8.7)346.2 (4.3, 8.5)07413.5 (10.7, 15.6)550
Bo72.9 (1.2, 5.9)3715.3 (11.1, 20.5)10242.2 (35.9, 48.6)249.9 (6.5, 14.4)197.9 (4.8, 12.9)20.8 (0.1, 2.9)3012.4 (8.5, 17.2)242
Bombali74.1 (1.7, 8.2)2615.3 (10.2, 21.6)5532.4 (25.4, 39.9)2212.9 (8.2, 18.9)158.8 (5.0, 14.1)10.6 (0.01, 3.2)2715.9 (10.7, 22.2)170
Bonthe01114.9 (7.7, 25.0)3648.7 (36.8, 60.5)79.5 (3.9, 18.5)68.1 (3.0, 16.8)11.4 (0.03, 7.3)22.7 (0.3,9. 4)74
Kailahun45.0 (1.3, 12.3)22.5 (0.3, 8.7)4860.0 (48.4, 70.7)78.8 (3.6, 17.2)56.3 (2.0, 13.9)01012.5 (6.2, 21.8)80
Kambia10.7 (0.01, 3.5)2214.2 (9.1, 20.7)5132.9 (25.6, 40.9)106.5 (3.1, 11.5)1912.3 (7.5, 18.4)10.7 (0.01, 3.5)2616.8 (11.2, 23.6)155
Kenema156.7 (3.8, 10.7)3415.1 (10.7, 20.4)7332.4 (26.3, 38.9)219.3 (5.9, 13.9)229.8 (6.2, 14.4)20.9 (0.1, 3.1)3616.0 (11.4, 21.4)225
Koinadugu21.5 (0.1, 5.1)1913.8 (8.4, 20.6)5741.3 (32.9, 49.9)2014.5 (9.0, 21.5)128.7 (4.5, 14.6)21.5 1.5 (0.1, 5.1)1611.6 (6.7, 18.1)138
Kono63.5 (1.2, 7.3)2514.4 (9.5, 20.4)4928.2 (21.6, 35.4)3117.8 (12.4, 24.3)2011.5 (7.1, 17.1)02614.9 (9.9, 21.1)174
Moyamba02822.1 (15.1, 30.2)5442.5 (33.7, 51.6)107.9 (3.8, 14.0)107.9 (3.8, 14.0)075.5 (2.2, 11.0)127
Port Loko21.1 (0.1, 3.8)3418.2 (12.9, 24.4)8847.1 (39.7, 54.4)1910.2 (6.2, 15.4)115.9 (2.9, 10.2)073.7 (1.5, 7.5)187
Pujehun76.0 (2.4, 12.0)1916.4 (10.1, 24.3)3933.6 (25.1, 42.9)1311.2 (6.1, 18.4)1210.3 (5.4, 17.3)10.9 (0.2, 4.7)86.9 (3.0, 13.1)116
Tonkolili42.1 (0.5, 5.3)179.0 (5.2, 13.9)8444.2 (37.0, 51.5)2513.2 (8.6, 18.8)157.9 (4.4, 12.6)10.5 (0.01, 2.8)94.7 (2.1, 8.8)190
Countrywide712.9 (2.2, 3.6)38415.8 (14.3, 17.3)95639.4 (37.4, 41.3)24410.1 (8.8, 11.3)2008.2 (7.1, 9.4)110.5 (0.2, 0.8)27811.5 (10.2, 12.7)2428
  • *Data on ‘coincidental causes (n=1, 0.04%)’ and ‘unknown/undetermined causes (n=283, 11.7%)’ are not included in the table and reported in online supplemental table 4.

  • †Data shown are the proportion of cause of death (%) with 95% CI for each district in the MDSR data.