Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Key causes of maternal death in Australia in 2008-2012
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal mortality
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Background to the report
      • 1.2 Purpose of this report
      • 1.3 Aims of this report
      • 1.4 Structure of this report
    • 2 Definitions, classification and methods
      • 2.1 Definitions and classifications
      • 2.2 Measuring maternal mortality
      • 2.3 Data for 2008-2012 maternal deaths
    • 3 Maternal deaths in Australia in 2008-2012
      • 3.1 Maternal mortality ratio
      • 3.2 State and territory maternal mortality ratios
      • 3.3 Causes of maternal deaths
      • 3.4 Demographic and clinical characteristics
      • 3.5 Avoidability
      • 3.6 International comparisons
    • 4 Direct and indirect maternal deaths
      • 4.1 Cardiovascular
      • 4.2 Psychosocial
      • 4.3 Obstetric haemorrhage
      • 4.4 Non-obstetric haemorrhage
      • 4.5 Sepsis
      • 4.6 Thromboembolism
      • 4.7 Hypertensive disorders
      • 4.8 Early pregnancy deaths
      • 4.9 Amniotic fluid embolism
      • 4.10 Anaesthesia-related deaths and deaths due to other causes
    • 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
      • 5.1 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal deaths in 2008-2012
      • 5.2 Identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
    • 6 Incidental deaths
      • 6.1 Causes of incidental maternal deaths
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: National Maternal Mortality Advisory Committee membership
      • Appendix B: Data quality statement
      • Appendix C: Ethics approval
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications