Yucatan registered a record for maternal mortality in 2021

Pregnant woman (Photo: archive)

The foregoing placed the entity among the 17 that reported the highest index, surpassing Quintana Roo and Campeche. 

(MÉRIDA, Yuc. – SSY).- In 2021, Yucatán registered the highest incidence of maternal mortality, in more than a decade, since 26 women lost their lives due to complications, according to information released by the federal Ministry of Health. 

According to the Weekly Report of Immediate Notification of Maternal Death, corresponding to 2021, in Yucatan there were 26 deaths, an increase of 52.9 percent compared to 2020, when 17 were reported. 

From 2011 to date, the highest figure was recorded in 2013, with 21 cases, and the lowest in 2017, with four. 

With last year’s figure, the entity ranked 17th in the national incidence table, Quintana Roo at 21st, with 18 deaths, and Campeche at 27th, with nine. 

Maternal deaths

In Mexico, 1,036 maternal deaths were registered, an increase of 10.9 percent compared to 2020, which accumulated 934 deaths. 

The entities with the most maternal deaths in 2021 were: State of Mexico with 129 (12.4%), Puebla with 74 (7.1%), Veracruz with 71 (6.8%), Jalisco with 61 (5.9%) and Chiapas with 54 (5.2%). 

The total of these entities represents 37.5 percent of registered deaths.

The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) calculated for the country is 53.1 per 100,000 estimated births. 

According to the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DGE), the age group with the highest MMR is 45 to 49 years old. 

More maternal deaths from Covid 

At the national level, the main cause of death is SARS-CoV-2, which causes the Covid disease, with 442 cases, 42.7 percent. 

In second place is edema, proteinuria and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, with 120 deaths, followed by obstetric hemorrhages in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, with 107 cases. 

In 2021, there were 53 complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, and 43 due to abortions. There were also 39 due to respiratory diseases that complicated pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium, among other factors of death.

 

The Yucatan Times
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