Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1 Introduction
    • Background
    • Purpose of this report
    • What is a maternal death?
    • Measuring maternal mortality
  • 2 Overview of maternal deaths
    • State or territory of maternal death
  • 3 Demographic characteristics
    • Age at death
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
    • Remoteness of usual residence
    • Socioeconomic area
    • Country of birth
    • Other maternal characteristics
    • Parity
    • Body mass index
    • Smoking during pregnancy
  • 4 Clinical characteristics
    • Antenatal care
    • Complicating conditions during pregnancy
    • Onset of labour
    • Birth method
    • Timing of maternal death
    • Location of death
    • Baby outcomes in maternal deaths
    • Incidence of autopsy
    • Contributing factors in maternal deaths
  • 5 Causes of maternal deaths
    • Causes of maternal deaths
    • Causes of coincidental deaths
  • Appendix A: Data sources and method
    • Data used in this report
    • Reporting maternal deaths
    • The Australian maternity context
    • The international context
    • Identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
    • Deaths by suicide
    • Remoteness area
    • Socioeconomic area
  • Appendix B: National Maternal Mortality Data Collection project governance
    • The National Maternity Services Plan
    • National Maternity Data Development Project
    • National Maternal and Perinatal Mortality Clinical Expert Group
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Related publications