Table 2

Effectiveness estimates and interquartile ranges for maternal interventions on cause-specific maternal mortality

Intervention

Cause of maternal death

Final estimate [IQR]

Intervention

Cause of maternal death

Final estimate [IQR]

Calcium supplementation

Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia

*20 [15,30]

BEmOC

APH

40 [25,50]

Anti-convulsants (MgSO4)

Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia

*60 [50,70]

CEmOC

APH

*90 [90,95]

BEmOC

Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia

*60 [50,70]

Assisted vaginal delivery

Prolonged and obstructed labor

*38.8 [30,45]

CEmOC

Pre-eclampsia / eclampsia

*85 [80,90]

Caesarean section

Obstructed labor

*90 [85,90]

Hypertensive therapy

HDPs

50 [30,60]

Blood transfusion

Obstructed labor

*25 [20,30]

Induction of labor

HDPs

42.5 [25,50]

CEmOC

Obstructed labor

*95 [90,95]

Caesarean section

HDPs

*45 [30,50]

Uterotonics (prevention)

PPH

*77.5 [60,80]

Safe abortion services

Induced abortion

*95 [90,95]

Uterotonics (treatment)

PPH

*80 [70,90]

Post-abortion care

Induced abortion

*80 [70,90]

AMTSL

PPH

*70 [60,80]

Blood transfusion

Abortions and ectopic pregnancy

*60 [50,70]

Manual removal of the placenta

PPH

*30 [20,30]

Ectopic pregnancy case management

Ectopic pregnancy

*90 [85,95]

BEmOC

PPH

*75 [60,80]

Clean delivery practices

Sepsis-pregnancy

60 [50,75]

CEmOC

PPH

*90 [90,95]

Parenteral antibiotics

Sepsis-pregnancy

*80 [70,85]

ARVs

HIV/AIDS

*70 [60,80]

Blood transfusion

Sepsis-pregnancy

*25 [20,30]

IPTp/ITNs

Malaria (P. falciparum)

*72.5 [70,80]

BEmOC

Sepsis-pregnancy

*70 [60,80]

Malaria case management

Malaria (P. falciparum)

*80 [75,90]

CEmOC

Sepsis-pregnancy

*90 [80,90]


*IQR ≤ 20 percentage points

Pollard et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13(Suppl 3):S12   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-S3-S12

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