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Table 3 Global quality of life (QOLS) according to severity of NVP among the total population and selected sub-populations of study participants

From: The burden of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: severe impacts on quality of life, daily life functioning and willingness to become pregnant again – results from a cross-sectional study

QOLS PUQE
Total Mild Moderate Severe p-valuea
Mean of total score (95% CI) Mean of total score (95% CI) Mean of total score (95% CI) Mean of total score (95% CI)  
Total study population (n = 712)
 QOLS score 76.3 (74.5–78.0) 80.1 (75.7–84.4) 75.3 (73.7–77.0) 73.4 (71.0–75.8) 0.03
Pregnant at time of participation (n = 447)
 QOLS score 72.0 (70.4–73.7) 80.3 (74.9–85.8) 72.5 (70.6–74.4) 67.2 (63.7–70.8) < 0.001
Pregnant and experiencing NVP at time of participation (n = 286)
 QOLS score 68.1 (66.0–70.2) 73.3 (68.9–77.6) 67.0 (64.4–69.5) 63.6 (56.2–71.0) < 0.001
New mother at time of participation (n = 264)
 QOLS score 80.5 (78.5–82.5) 79.4 (72.2–86.6) 81.3 (78.8–83.8) 79.6 (75.9–83.2) 0.69
  1. Abbreviations: QOLS, Quality of life scale; CI, confidence interval; PUQE, 24 h Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis. QOLS score among women in the general Norwegian population was 85 [14]
  2. aANOVA. Bold p-values indicate statistically significant differences between the groups