Marital status in relation to nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP)



Marital status refers to married or unmarried women only.


  1. Marital status has no bearing on occurrence of hyperemesis gravidarum. (10)
    Three separate references from 10 and Fairweather’s own series.
  2. In this group of hyperemesis patients, about 10% of the total were unmarried and this is about the same ratio as the unmarried group bears to the whole clinic (396 patients). (14)
  3. Vomiting was not more common in women whose partners were not cohabiting.
    4,517 women vomited, 3,502 did not vomit. (18)
  4. The correlation between marriage and increased pregnancy nausea was P=0.013 which just failed to meet our criteria of P=0.01. (363 women). (53)
  5. No statistical difference in marital status between the two groups, i.e. those with or without symptoms. (500 women). (27)
  6. Marital status was similar for patients with hyperemesis gravidarum, 193in the study and the general population 13,053. (61)
  7. 95.4% of 87 patients with hyperemesis gravidarum were married. (69)
  8. The percentage of women married at LMP increasing from the group with no vomiting, to a maximum in the group using anti-emetic drugs. (P<0.001). (16)

9.   a. Married admission for hyperemesis 870 = 72.6%        } Total number of admissions

         b.Not married admission for hyperemesis 329 = 27.4%  } for HG 1270 (158)




No association between marital status and NVP.

(10 with three references) (14) (27) (18) (53) t (61)                        Total:            Six References


More married women have HG (69) (158)                                        Total:            Two References


Married women more NVP (16)                                                         Total:            One Reference

tP value recorded

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