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Which one of the following is the most important risk factor for maternal death?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


1) advanced maternal age

2) age at first pregnancy

3) previous cesarean section

4) post-term pregnancy

5) prolonged labor







  #2

1


  #3

5


  #4

1


  #5

1 ??



  #6

5?



  #7

5


  #8

5


  #9

I`ll go for 1.


  #10

5


  #11

whats the right answer ? does anyone know it for sure. i tried to search for it but could'nt find it. can someone pls post the correct answer with the explanation.



  #12

Causes of maternal mortality globally:
severe bleeding 25%
indirect causes 20%
infection 15%
unsafe abortions 13%
eclampsia 12%
OBSTRUCTED/PROLONGED LABOR 8%
other direct causes 8%.


  #13

smiling facethanks babli !!


  #14

then it is 1. thanks a lot babli!


  #15

why 1 determine ? according to babli's explanation i thought the answer was 5.


  #16

COMEON ANS IS 5.PROLONG LABOUR CAN TURN INTO OBSTUCTED LABOUR ALSO IT CAN LEAD TO UTERINE ATONY WHICH CAN INTURN LEAD TO PPH.INDIRECT CAUSE IS NOT MATERNAL AGE ITS LIKE DEATH DUE TO REASONS OTHER THAN PRAGNANCY ASSOCIATED COMPLICATIONS LIKE ACCIDENTS CVA


  #17

Ya i still think answer is 5 for the same reasons yasmeen mentioned.....


  #18

I wonder what tehy mean under INDIRECT CAUSES in explanation for risk of maternal death?


  #19

thanks yasmeen


  #20

5





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