Table of contents

  • Figures and tables
  • Preface
  • Aims of the report and definitions of maternal mortality
  • 1. International measures of maternal mortality
  • 2. Data issues¬ócompilation of maternal deaths report, 1994-96
  • 3. Summary of maternal deaths findings, 1994-96
  • Direct and indirect deaths
  • 4. Terminations of pregnancy, spontaneous abortions, miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies
  • 5. Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (pregnancy-induced hypertension)
  • 6. Cardiorespiratory disease
  • 7. Intracranial haemorrhage
  • 8. Infections
  • 9. Uteroplacental haemorrhage
  • 10. Deaths associated with anaesthesia or caesarean section
  • 11. Pulmonary thromboembolism
  • 12. Amniotic fluid and air embolism
  • 13. Deaths from psychiatric causes, suicide and/or self-administered overdose
  • 14. Medical conditions not classifiable elsewhere
  • Incidental deaths 
  • 15. Incidental deaths
  • Appendix 1: Membership of the Advisory Committee on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity
  • Appendix 2: Membership of the State and Territory Maternal Mortality Committees
  • Appendix 3: Data collection
  • Appendix 4: Late deaths
  • Appendix 5: Age-specific and age-standardised rates
  • References