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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 3 July -Sep 2018

Original Articles

An Autopsy Study Of Causes Of Gestational Deaths
Baljeet Singh Arora

Background: Pregnancy is not a disease and pregnancy related morbidity and mortality are preventable. The present study was conducted to assess causes of maternal deaths. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 18 pregnancy related deaths. General information such as gender, age, demographic profile and histopathological findings were recorded. Causes of deaths were also assessed. Results: Age group 16-20 years had 5 cases, 20-24 years had 6 cases, 24-28 years had 3 cases, 28-32 years had 4 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The causes of deaths was direct gestational (11), indirect gestational (5) and non- gestational (2) deaths. The difference was significant (P-0.01). Conclusion: Age group 20- 24 years had maximum number of deaths. Direct gestation-related maternal death in pregnancy was the main reason. Key words: Forensic, Gestational, Pregnancy related deaths

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