“Highest inflation in the last 30 years: 9.1%. Largest burned area in Serra da Estrela, equal to 4,0000 football fields. Highest mortality ever: 10,000. Higher number of pregnant women“, is listed in a publish of August 10 on Facebook, sent to the Polygraph with requests for fact checking.
No article we focus exclusively there is no certainty of “greater number of pregnant pregnancies”, after we have already selected the subject of the tax in previous article.
According to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute (INE) and the Directorate-General for Health (DGS), compiled in by dateone maternal mortality rate – ie“how many women die due to pregnancy or after childbirth, for every 100,000 births“- ? in the last three years before the Covid-19 pandemic, for levels of 12.8%oo in 2017, 17.2%oo in 2018 and 10.4%oo in 2019.
A comparison title, since 2000 that the maternal mortality rate did not exceed the threshold of 8%ooo. In 2017, for example, more than doubled this brand.
However, in May 2022, the “Jornal de Notícias” informed that, not year of 2020even maternal mortality the highest level in the last 38 years.
According to the newspaper, the maternal mortality rate reached in 2020 the 20.1 deaths per 110 thousand births, the highest level in the last 38 years, the Directorate-General for Health remains to be investigated. Two years before 1 year, before birth 5, had already registered one deaths1, there are 5 rates, already registered, by 19, by 19, per 100 thousand. Given these numbers, the DGS created a multidisciplinary commission to study and monitor maternal deaths and severe maternal morbidity, which includes experts from obstetrics, internal medicine, anesthesiologists, among others.
The “Jornal de Notícias” reveals that they were 17 women who due to complications of pregnancy, childbirth and puerperium, in 2020. In 2018 there were also 17 women, but more rate was less that babies were born. Of the deaths recorded in 2020, the DGS specifies that “eight occurred during pregnancy, one during delivery).
According to INE statistical series, a higher rate of maternal mortality was recorded in 1982with 22.5 deaths per 100,000 live births.