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J Adolesc Health. 2001 Apr;28(4):303-6.

Adolescent maternal mortality in Mozambique.

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Ministry of Health, Maputo, Mozambique.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To describe adolescent maternal mortality and analyze its avoidability.

METHODS:

An audit approach was used to clarify the presence of avoidable factors in 239 maternal deaths, of which 22% were among adolescents.

RESULTS:

The main causes of adolescent death were malaria, pregnancy-induced hypertension, puerperal sepsis, and septic abortion. The audit classified as avoidable 75% of all maternal deaths.

CONCLUSION:

Adequate strategies addressing the special needs of adolescents are required to prevent currently high levels of maternal mortality in this age group.

PMID:
11287248
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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