Assessment of awareness of the causes of maternal mortality among women in reproductive age in Bushenyi - Ishaka municipality

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Kampala International University. School of Health Sciences (Western Campus)
The study was carried out in Bushenyi-Ishaka municipality. The purpose of this study was to identify factors which influence mother’s choice of delivery site. The respondents were mothers between the ages of 15-49 years with sane minds. There were 100 mothers in the quantitative data. The research showed that among the women that had delivered before most of them 80% were aware of the common causes of maternal mortality and 30% of those that had never delivered knew the causes of maternal mortality. Among the causes the commonest causes that were known by the respondents were; Post partum hemorrhage, Abortion, post partum infections, Ante partum hemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia and ruptured uterus. Most of the women 70% reported that they learnt the causes of maternal death from the clinics where they were attending antenatal services, 20% learnt from their mothers and 10% from their close friends and relatives.
A research submitted to the faculty of clinical medicine and dentistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor of medicine and surgery (mbchb) degree of Kampala International University, Uganda.
Maternal mortality, Reproductive age, Bushenyi - Ishaka municipality