Materials and methods: This descriptive study examined all records of pregnancies and abortions during 1992-2002 in Mo’tazedi Hospital of Kermanshah. The maternal mortality rate was determined per 100,000 births and the abortion rate determined per 1,000 live births.
Results: During this decade 115,647 births were reported. The incidence of abortion was 115.3 per 1,000 live births. Complications associated with induced abortions were the cause of 9% of all maternal mortality. The annual trend of the maternal mortality rate and the incidence of abortion decreased in the second half of this decade.
Conclusion: In this decade, abortion was the cause of 9% of all maternal mortality. The decreasing incidence of abortion in the second half of the decade may be due to either the application of total legation or the lack of referrals to the hospital. Determination of the underlying causes of the observed changes needs further researches in the Province of Kermanshah.
Incidence of Abortion
Maternal Mortality Rate
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