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Table 2 Prevalence of self-reported limitations to activities of daily living

From: Development and validation of a pregnancy symptoms inventory

Frequency N Limit a lot Limit a little Total prevalence
Back pain 173 11.00% 41% 52.00%
Tiredness 173 9.20% 67.30% 76.30%
Poor Sleep 176 8.50% 46% 54.50%
Nausea 186 7% 23.10% 30.10%
Headache 167 6.60% 44.30% 50.90%
Hip Pelvic Pain 199 6.30% 22.20% 28.50%
Vomiting 194 5.20% 13.90% 19.10%
Forgetfulness 168 4.80% 29.80% 34.60%
Sciatica 195 4.10% 9.30% 13.40%
Urinary Frequency 173 2.90% 36.40% 39.30%
Change in Libido 175 2.90% 14.90% 17.80%
Altered body image 172 2.30% 8.10% 10.40%
SOB 177 2.30% 23.20% 25.50%
Dizziness 177 1.70% 26.20% 28.30%
Stretch Marks 174 1.70% 2.30% 4.00%
Food Cravings 183 1.60% 3.30% 4.90%
Leg Cramps 183 1.60% 15.30% 16.90%
Restless Legs 184 1.60% 12% 13.60%
Incontinence 194 1.50% 6.70% 8.20%
Change in Nipples 171 1.20% 4.70% 5.90%
Constipation 185 1.10% 10.30% 11.40%
Reflux 186 1.10% 14% 15.10%
Thrush 194 1.00% 3.10% 4.10%
Painful vein in Vag 200 1.00% 2.50% 3.50%
Vaginal Discharge 173 0.60% 6.90% 7.50%
Taste Smell changes 178 0.60% 15.20% 15.80%
Breast Pain 174 0.60% 8.00% 8.60%
Anxiety 200 0.60% 12.20% 12.80%
Feeling Depressed 175 0.60% 15.40% 16.00%
Greasy skin acne 182 0.50% 4.90% 5.40%
Dry Mouth 189 0.50% 2.60% 3.10%
Itch 183 0.50% 4.40% 4.90%
Snoring 188 0.50% 1.60% 2.10%
Varicose veins 183 0.50% 4.40% 4.90%
Carpel tunnel 204 0.50% 4.40% 4.90%
Vivid dreams 175 0.00% 4.60% 4.60%
Sore Nipples 174 0.00% 8.20% 8.20%
Chloasma 190 0.00% 0.50% 0.50%
Haemorrhoids 199 0.00% 1.00% 1.00%
Heart Palpitations 190 0.00% 6.30% 6.30%
Fainting 190 0.00% 2.10% 2.10%
  1. As the number of women responding to questions varied, the denominator is displayed for each symptom (N). Women who did not experience a symptom did not answer limit question.