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Table 1 Prevalence of self-reported pregnancy symptoms reported often or sometimes

From: Development and validation of a pregnancy symptoms inventory

Frequency N = Valid responses Often Sometimes Total prevalence
Urinary Frequency 209 52.20% 33% 85.20%
Tiredness 209 45.50% 41.50% 87%
Poor Sleep 211 27.50% 35.05% 62.55%
Back Pain 210 19.50% 40.50% 60.00%
Vaginal Discharge 205 17.60% 32.20% 49.80%
Forgetfulness 198 15.70% 39.90% 55.60%
Headache 200 14.50% 36% 50.50%
Vivid Dreams 201 13.90% 27.40% 41.30%
Taste Smell Changes 197 13.70% 20.30% 34.00%
Change in Nipples 196 13.30% 25% 38.80%
Nausea 207 12.60% 21.70% 34.30%
Change in Libido 197 11.20% 32% 43.20%
Hip Pelvic Pain 199 10.60% 23.10% 33.70%
Constipation 207 10.10% 23.10% 33.20%
Food Cravings 208 9.10% 28.40% 37.50%
Reflux 203 8.90% 20.70% 29.60%
Leg Cramps 210 8.60% 22.90% 31.50%
Dizziness 200 8.50% 19% 27.50%
Stretch Marks 193 7.80% 10.90% 18.70%
Greasy Skin Acne 199 7.50% 18.60% 26.10%
Restless Legs 208 7.20% 23.10% 30.30%
Dry Mouth 210 7.10% 25.70% 32.80%
Breast Pain 173 6.50% 25.50% 32.00%
Altered Body Image 190 6.30% 19.50% 25.80%
Vomiting 210 6.20% 11.40% 17.60%
Sore Nipples 199 6.00% 23.60% 29.60%
Shortness of Breath 201 5.00% 25.90% 30.90%
Itch 198 4.50% 17.70% 22.20%
Snoring 207 4.30% 10.60% 14.90%
Varicose Veins 194 4.10% 12.90% 17.00%
Incontinence 209 3.80% 12.40% 16.20%
Carpel Tunnel 208 3.40% 7.70% 11.10%
Sciatica 209 3.30% 14.40% 17.70%
Anxiety 200 3.00% 16.50% 19.50%
Chloasma 201 3.00% 3.00% 6.00%
Thrush 203 2.50% 6.40% 8.90%
Painful Vein in Vagina 204 2.50% 2.90% 5.40%
Haemorrhoids 203 1.50% 4.40% 5.90%
Feeling Depressed 201 1.50% 20.40% 21.90%
Heart Palpitations 197 1.00% 9.10% 10.10%
Fainting 198 0.00% 2.50% 2.50%
  1. As the number of women responding to questions varied, the denominator is displayed for each symptom (N).