Maternal mortality rate decreased in Kyrgyzstan in late-2013, the press service of the Ministry of Health said on October 10, 2014.
The rate thus decreased by 24.1% compared to 2012, amounting to 38.2 per 100 thousand live births.
The decrease was observed in all regions of the country, except for Bishkek – 27.8 per 100 thousand live births, and Chui region – 49.3 per 100 thousand live births. The situation is observed due to high concentration of serious complications of pregnancy and childbirth, as well as due to non-registered migrant flows.
The main causes of deaths in pregnant women, women in childbirth and puerperants are: a) postpartum hemorrhage (34.5%); b) hypertensive disorders (15.5%); c) sepsis (8.6%); and d) extragenital diseases (22.4%).
“Postpartum hemorrhage is usually caused by anemia in pregnant women and birthing mothers due to insufficient and unbalanced nutrition. Almost 40% of pregnant women are anemic during pregnancy; half of women have anemia in the postpartum period,” the statement said.
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