Most common cause of MMR in india (LQ)
The maternal mortality rate (MMR) is the annual number of female deaths per 100,000 live births from any cause related to or aggravated by pregnancy or its management (excluding accidental or incidental causes). The MMR includes deaths during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and site of the pregnancy, for a specified year.
Maternal mortality rate: 200 deaths/100,000 live births (2010)
Causes of maternal deaths
Direct Causes: 81%
a. Severe Bleeding 25%
b. Sepsis 15%
c. Unsafe abortions 13%
d. Eclampsia 12%
e. Obstructed Labour 8%
f. Other direct causes * 8%
g. Indirect Causes ** 19%
* Other direct causes: Ectopic pregnancy, embolism, anaesthesia related.
** Indirect Causes: Malaria, Anaemia, heart diseases.