Table 5

Distribution of causes of maternal deaths in the two comparison groups

ISTpPCD
N (%)N (%)
Number of maternal deaths1215
Causes of death
 Malaria2 (16.7)2 (13.3)
 Pneumonia1 (8.3)2 (13.3)
 Anaemia02 (13.3)
 HIV1 (8.3)1 (6.6)
 Pulmonary TB1 (8.3)0
 Sepsis01 (6.6)
 Meningitis1 (8.3)0
 Pregnancy-induced hypertension/eclampsia04 (26.6)
 Other cardiac diseases02 (13.3)
 Epilepsy1 (8.3)0
 Cirrhosis1 (8.3)0
 Reproductive tract neoplasm1 (8.3)0
 Obstetric haemorrhage1 (8.3)1 (6.6)
 Suicide1 (8.3)0
 Undetermined1 (8.3)0
  • ISTp, intermittent screening and treatment during pregnancy; PCD, passive case detection; TB, tuberculosis.