A community-based study on maternal mortality in Bongaigaon district, Assam


  • Anand Sharma District Surveillance Unit, Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Bongaigaon, Assam, India; Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India
  • M. S. Lakshmi Priya District Administration, Bongaigaon, Assam, India




Maternal death, Teenage pregnancy, Bongaigaon


Background: Maternal mortality is an important indicator for measuring the health care provided to the women by any society. India has a high maternal mortality ratio and within India the state of Assam has the highest MMR in the country.

Methods: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted during January 2021 till December 2021 in Bongaigaon district. The study included 10 maternal deaths occurred in Bongaigaon District in a year. The information regarding socio demographic, clinical information and reproductive parameters was collected from the verbal autopsy and the results were analyzed by using percentage.

Results: Out of 13,124 total deliveries, maternal mortality was found to be 76 per 1,00,000 live births. The leading cause for maternal death is eclampsia (30.0%) followed by haemorrhage (20.0%), PIH (20.0%), heart failure (10.0%), anemia (10.0%), placental abruption with haemorrhage (10.0%).

Conclusions: Teenage pregnancy is one the major concern in maternal and child health. There is a wide scope for improvement as a large proportion of the observed deaths were preventable.  


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How to Cite

Sharma, A., & Priya, M. S. L. (2022). A community-based study on maternal mortality in Bongaigaon district, Assam. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(5), 2080–2084. https://doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20221014



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