The Pattern of Gynaecological Mortality in A Nigerian Sub-Rural Population
Keywords:Genital cancers, mortality, diseases, gynaecology.
This was a retrospective analysis of the pattern of gynaecological mortalities in Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) Irrua, Edo State. The numbers of case notes retrieved were 60 (91%) out of 66 case notes. The total Gynaecological admission was 3,154. Gynaecological mortalities accounted for 2.1% of the total deaths of patient on admission from gynaecological diseases over the study period. Gynaecological malignancies (76.7%) accounted for majority of the deaths. This was, mainly contributed by cervical and ovarian cancers 33% and 23.3% respectively, while choriocarcinoma accounted for 6.7% of the deaths. Post abortal complications contributed significant proportion of the total deaths. The highest proportion of deaths, 26.7%, occurred in the age group 20-29 years, while 45% of the death occurred in patients below 40 years. Majority, 65.6% of the patients attained secondary or tertiary levels of education.
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