Table 1

Temporal trends in postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), PPH subtypes, severe PPH and severe atonic PPH in British Columbia, 2000-2009
All years PPH rate 2009 vs. 2000/2001 P for trend2
n1 2000 2001 2008 2009 RR 95% CI
PPH (rates per 100 deliveries):
All PPH 28221 6.3 6.3 8.2 8.0 1.27 1.21 - 1.34 <0.001
Due to retained placenta 4859 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.02 0.90 - 1.15 0.81
Atonic 22100 4.8 4.8 6.6 6.3 1.33 1.26 - 1.41 <0.001
Secondary 1276 0.25 0.34 0.29 0.35 1.40 1.09 - 1.81 0.27
Due to coagulation defects 178 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.03 0.51 0.25 - 1.05 0.14
Severe PPH (rates per 10,000 deliveries):
PPH + blood transfusion 1468 29.1 30.3 45.1 42.5 1.46 1.16 - 1.84 <0.001
PPH + hysterectomy 215 - 4.8 7.1 4.7 0.99 0.53 - 1.84 0.76
PPH + suturing of uterus 65 - 0 3.4 3.2 - - <0.001
PPH + bimanual compression and massage 2255 - 27.7 98.1 95.6 3.45 2.79 - 4.25 <0.001
PPH + uterine (and vaginal) packing 223 - 4.0 6.4 8.1 2.02 1.12 - 3.63 0.02
PPH + ligation of pelvic vessels 81 - 1.3 3.9 4.5 3.58 1.34 - 9.55 <0.001
PPH + embolization of pelvic vessels 60 - 0.50 2.5 1.4 2.69 0.54 - 13.32 0.01
PPH + Suture, ligation, or embolization 186 - 1.8 9.1 7.0 3.97 1.75 - 9.01 <0.001
Severe atonic PPH (rates per 10,000 deliveries)
Atonic PPH + blood transfusion 876 17.8 16.6 28.2 25.5 1.43 1.07 - 1.93 <0.001
Atonic PPH + hysterectomy 108 - 2.5 3.6 1.8 0.72 0.28 - 1.81 0.37
Atonic PPH + suturing of uterus 55 - 0 2.7 2.9 - - <0.001
Atonic PPH + bimanual compression and massage 1964 - 23.5 85.3 81.8 3.49 2.78 - 4.38 <0.001
Atonic PPH + uterine (and vaginal) packing 174 - 3.0 5.9 5.9 1.93 0.97 - 3.82 0.02
Atonic PPH + ligation of pelvic vessels 68 - 1.3 3.9 3.6 2.87 1.05 - 7.83 <0.001
Atonic PPH + embolization of pelvic vessels 43 - 0.50 2.0 1.1 2.24 0.43 - 11.55 0.01
Atonic PPH + Suture, ligation, or embolization 150 - 1.8 8.0 5.6 3.20 1.38 - 7.40 <0.001

1n refers to number of cases of the outcome of interest.

2P value based on data for all years between 2000 (or 2001) and 2009.

RR denotes rate ratio and 95% CI denotes 95% confidence intervals.

Mehrabadi et al.

Mehrabadi et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:108   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-108

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