Volume 94, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



We estimated the proportion of maternal deaths in Bangladesh associated with acute onset of jaundice. We used verbal autopsy data from a nationally representative maternal mortality survey to calculate the proportion of maternal deaths associated with jaundice and compared it to previously published estimates. Of all maternal deaths between 2008 and 2010, 23% were associated with jaundice, compared with 19% from 1998 to 2001. Approximately one of five maternal deaths was preceded by jaundice, unchanged in 10 years. Our findings highlight the need to better understand the etiology of these maternal deaths in Bangladesh.


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  • Received : 11 Sep 2015
  • Accepted : 14 Nov 2015
  • Published online : 02 Mar 2016

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