after delivery by Spontaneous vaginal delivery (SVD), or when blood loss is greater or equal
to 1000mls after Caesarean section within 24 hours. Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the
leading causes of maternal death in Africa and accounting for almost a half of the total
number of deaths in these regions and in sub–Saharan Africa is estimated to be 10.5 %. The
aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with postpartum
hemorrhage. This study employed a cross sectional descriptive study with a sample size of
36 patient of the age ranging from 19 to 45 in KIU-TH through examining the risk factors
associated with this condition of PPH. Data was collected by administering questionnaires
to all those who met the inclusion criteria in the study. The data collected was analyzed
using Microsoft Excel and then presented inform of percentages frequencies/numbers
using tables and charts. From the demographics obtained, it showed that women aged
between 36-45years were mainly affected while the least affected age were 19-26 years.
According to level of education, 41.7% who had never gone to school were the most
affected group and the least affected were 8.3% who attended tertiary and university levels.
Most affected mothers were the married by 83.3% and unmarried least affected by 16.7%.
Most of the affected mothers were of high parity 44.4%, 56% had delivered by caesarian
section and 55.6% attributed to induced labour. Parity showed greatest impact since some
women with lower parity were less affected. Results showed that there is inadequate
knowledge about the etiology of PPH of which 72% were aware about PPH existence and 28%
did not have knowledge about it. Therefore, adequate prerequisites are required to perform
PPH awareness and family planning to the mothers both in the hospital and the community
Keywords: Postpartum Hemorrhage, Parity, labour, maternal death.
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Namagembe, Joan (2023). Assessment of Incidence and Factors associated with Postpartum Hemorrhage among Women delivering at Kampala International University Teaching Hospital Bushenyi District. IDOSR Journal of Applied Sciences 8(2)29-38. https://doi.org/10.59298/IDOSR/2023/10.1.7002