Table 2

Mortality rate in women of reproductive ages 12–49 years in Zimbabwe 2007–2008 and 2018–2019 by district, age of women and whether the death was pregnancy-related or not

2007–20082018–2019IRR* (95% CI)
Population†DeathsIR‡Population†DeathsIR‡
District
Nkulumane41 464147935.742 9853979.20.26 (0.23 to 0.29)
Harare SE§24 1931415.831 755541.70.29 (0.21 to 0.40)
Harare W§62 21163510.281 6552272.80.27 (0.23 to 0.32)
Mutare123 9549747.9148 6163672.50.31 (0.28 to 0.35)
Bindura43 2203267.558 7891332.30.30 (0.24 to 0.37)
Mutoko37 9563318.744 069821.90.21 (0.17 to 0.27)
Zvimba67 3965488.185 1131561.80.23 (0.19 to 0.27)
Chivi47 8662645.549 3111142.30.42 (0.33 to 0.52)
Tsholotsho34 53335710.331 363792.50.24 (0.19 to 0.31)
Matobo28 03731411.225 0521285.10.46 (0.37 to 0.56)
Kwekwe89 5168199.1105 4681191.10.12 (0.10 to 0.15)
Age-group
12–1477 544821.187 675260.30.28 (0.17 to 0.44)
15–19133 1042281.7132 4521170.90.52 (0.41 to 0.65)
20–24115 7015895.1115 2361591.40.27 (0.23 to 0.32)
25–2989 201109012.2104 5931941.90.15 (0.13 to 0.18)
30–3463 110135821.590 1223213.60.17 (0.15 to 0.19)
35–3947 467127826.973 2963835.20.19 (0.17 to 0.22)
40–4441 20279419.360 2503485.80.30 (0.26 to 0.34)
45–4933 01576923.340 5513087.60.33 (0.28 to 0.37)
Pregnancy-related death
Yes45 5793257.159 5761372.30.32 (0.26 to 0.39)
No554 765586310.6644 60017192.70.25 (0.24 to 0.27)
Total unweighted600 344618810.3704 17618562.60.26 (0.24 to 0.27)
Total weighted**681 634717610.5803 61421452.70.25 (0.24 to 0.27)
  • *Weighted by district location to account for clustering of deaths within districts (where mortality risk factors are similar) in the pooled sample.

  • †Year 2007 and 2018 population projections were from Zimbabwe’s Statistics Department (ZimStats).

  • ‡Mortality rate obtained using the formula: (number died / population) × 1000.

  • §Harare South-Eastern and Harare Western Districts.

  • .IR, incidence rate; IRR, incidence rate ratio.