The incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum is increased among Pacific Islanders living in Wellington

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dc.contributor.author Jordan-Cole, Vanessa en
dc.contributor.author Macdonald, J en
dc.contributor.author Crichton, S en
dc.contributor.author Stone, Peter en
dc.contributor.author Ford, HC en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-29T19:52:17Z en
dc.date.issued 1995 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand Medical Journal 108:342-344 1995 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/9617 en
dc.description.abstract AIMS: To compare the incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum among Pacific Islanders living in Wellington with nonPacific Islanders and to investigate some properties of the disorder. METHODS: Data were collected on all first time admissions to Wellington Women's Hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum over a 5-year period. Women were classified as having severe hyperemesis gravidarum if abnormalities of serum electrolytes and liver function tests results were present and as less severe if these abnormalities were absent. Almost all women had ketonuria. Mantel-Haenszel odds ratios, chi 2 analysis and Fisher's 2-tailed exact test were used for statistical analysis. RESULTS: The proportion of hyperemesis gravidarum patients who were Pacific Islanders was significantly increased when compared to their proportion in a control group (p < 0.01). The difference remained significant when the hyperemesis patients were divided into less and more severe. Abnormal thyroid function test results were more common among Pacific Island patients than among nonPacific Island patients. This difference was significant (p < 0.01) only in the less severe group. CONCLUSION: The incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum is significantly increased among Pacific Island women (especially Samoans) living in Wellington and is often associated with abnormalities of thyroid function test results. en
dc.publisher new zealand medical association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title The incidence of hyperemesis gravidarum is increased among Pacific Islanders living in Wellington en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.begin-page 342 en
pubs.volume 108 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: new zealand medical association en
dc.identifier.pmid 7566763 en
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7566763 en
pubs.end-page 344 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 43515 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Obstetrics and Gynaecology en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en
pubs.dimensions-id 7566763 en


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