Table 8

 Confidential enquiry into maternal deaths 1985–99

Years of enquiryMaternities*Direct and indirect deaths†Deaths in epilepsy
*Number of pregnant mothers in millions.
Maternal deaths are defined as deaths within 42 days of termination of pregnancy. Direct deaths are those are those that directly relate to the pregnancy. Indirect deaths are those that result from previous disease aggravated by pregnancy.
1985–872.27m2233
1988–902.36m2389
1991–932.32m2286
1994–962.19m6819
1997–992.12m2429
TOTAL11.26m119946