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Table 2 Severe maternal morbidity diagnoses: all patients with severe maternal morbidity, those admitted to ICU, and those dying

From: Variability in intensive care unit admission among pregnant and postpartum women in Canada: a nationwide population-based observational study

Individual indicator of several maternal morbidity No. (%) of patients with the individual severe maternal morbidity indicator among the 50,012 severe maternal morbidity events No. (%) of patients with an ICU admission with the individual severe maternal morbidity indicator No. (%) of deaths among patients with the individual severe maternal morbidity indicator
Postpartum hemorrhage or transfusion 16,364 (0.52) 1991 (12.71) 42 (0.26)
Sepsis 11,557 (0.37) 548 (4.74) 21 (0.18)
Myocardial infarction, failure, arrest, or pulmonary edema 4483 (0.14) 1041 (23.22) 101 (2.25)
Placental or uterine abruption and hemorrhage 3758 (0.12) 285 (7.58) 12 (0.32)
Embolization, ligation of pelvic or uterine vessels due to hemorrhage 3015 (0.10) 593 (19.67) 6 (0.20)
Subtotal open hysterectomy 2868 (0.09) 347 (12.10) 11 (0.38)
Eclampsia 2170 (0.07) 467 (21.52) 3 (0.14)
Mechanical ventilation 2099 (0.07) 1933 (92.09) 115 (5.48)
Repair of the bladder, urethra, or intestine 2052 (0.06) 64 (3.12) 1 (0.05)
Hysterectomy and postpartum hemorrhage 1561 (0.05) 728 (46.64) 16 (1.02)
Obstetric embolism 1404 (0.04) 268 (19.09) 34 (2.42)
Placenta previa with hemorrhage or blood transfusion 1343 (0.04) 238 (17.72) 4 (0.30)
Acute renal failure 1116 (0.04) 443 (39.70) 45 (4.03)
Obstetric shock 1124 (0.04) 533 (47.42) 38 (3.38)
Cardiomyopathy in the puerperium 1058 (0.03) 395 (37.33) 9 (0.85)
Evacuation of incisional hematoma 1037 (0.03) 47 (4.53) 0 (0)
Total open hysterectomy 822 (0.03) 387 (47.08) 13 (1.58)
Acute abdomen 790 (0.02) 77 (9.75) 3 (0.38)
Intrapartum hemorrhage and blood transfusion 736 (0.02) 135 (18.34) 7 (0.95)
Cesarean hysterectomy 724 (0.02) 186 (25.69) 4 (0.55)
Acute psychosis 694 (0.02) 16 (2.31) 0 (0)
Pulmonary, cardiac, and central nervous system complications of anesthesia 390 (0.01) 67 (17.18) 3 (0.77)
Cerebrovascular diseases: subarachnoid and intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral infarction, stroke 331 (0.01) 166 (50.15) 30 (9.06)
Disseminated intravascular coagulation 281 (0.01) 192 (68.33) 14 (4.98)
Adult respiratory distress syndrome 252 (0.01) 192 (76.19) 12 (4.76)
Dialysis 202 (0.01) 128 (63.37) 22 (10.89)
Hepatic failure 114 (0.00) 53 (46.49) 14 (12.28)
Cerebral venous thrombosis 111 (0.01) 29 (26.13) 3 (2.70)
Sickle cell anemia with crisis 111 (0.01) 8 (7.21) 0 (0)
Status epilepticus 101 (0.00) 43 (42.57) 0 (0)
Status asthmaticus 76 (0.00) 6 (7.89) 1 (1.32)
Coma 64 (0.00) 37 (57.81) 6 (9.38)
Death 41 (0.00) 8 (19.51) 16 (39.02)
  1. Categories are not mutually exclusive
  2. Overall number of death (any causes) was 195 (0.01%), and 130 patients (66.67%) were admitted to ICU