Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in women with bulimia nervosa and eating disorders not otherwise specified
Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2008
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International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 41, Issue 8, pages 722–727, December 2008
How to Cite
Torgersen, L., Von Holle, A., Reichborn-Kjennerud, T., Berg, C. K., Hamer, R., Sullivan, P. and Bulik, C. M. (2008), Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in women with bulimia nervosa and eating disorders not otherwise specified. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 41: 722–727. doi: 10.1002/eat.20564
- Issue online: 4 NOV 2008
- Version of Record online: 4 JUN 2008
- Manuscript Accepted: 23 APR 2008
- National Institutes of Health. Grant Number: HD047186
- Norwegian Ministry of Health, NIH/NIEHS. Grant Number: N01-ES-85433
- NIH/NINDS. Grant Number: 1 UO1 NS 047537-01
- Norwegian Research Council/FUGE. Grant Number: 151918/S10
- pregnancy complications;
- hyperemesis gravidarum;
- nausea and vomiting of pregnancy;
- bulimia nervosa
To explore the prevalence of pregnancy-related nausea (PN) and vomiting (PV), and hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), in women with bulimia nervosa (BN) and EDNOS purging subtype (EDNOS-P).
Pregnant women (38,038) enrolled in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study had questionnaire-based information on eating disorder diagnosis and PN, PV, and HG. We estimated the odds for PN, PV, and HG using logistic regression.
Women with BN, purging subtype, but not women with BN, nonpurging subtype, had statistically significant higher odds of PN and PV compared to women without eating disorders. The EDNOS-P group showed significantly higher odds of PV. The odds of HG did not differ significantly between those with and without an eating disorder, or across eating disorder subtypes.
Our results suggest that eating disorders marked by the symptom of purging are associated with increased odds of PN and PV. © 2008 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 2008