Table 5

Comparison of alcohol consumption grams per week (method 3) and the composite measure of maternal alcohol consumption

Grams alcohol per week (g)The percentage of women within alcohol consumption grams/week
LowModerateBinge <weeklyBinge 1–2×/weekHeavy
Trimester 1
 0.1–12 78.620.01.40.00.0
 12.1–2479.49.311.30.00.0
 24.1–4826.670.33.10.00.0
 48.1+6.013.40.031.349.3
Trimester 2
 0.1–1283.315.80.80.00.0
 12.1–2489.47.13.50.00.0
 24.1–4843.153.43.40.00.0
 48.1+8.116.20.016.259.5
Trimester 3
 0.1–1283.416.30.30.00.0
 12.1–2485.611.33.10.00.0
 24.1–4842.955.41.80.00.0
 48.1+5.413.50.013.567.6
Grams alcohol per week (g)Percentage of women in each composite* alcohol group (%)
LowModerateBinge <weeklyBinge 1–2×/weekHeavy
Trimester 1
 0.1–1282.064.438.10.00.0
 12.1–2414.25.152.40.00.0
 24.1–483.125.49.50.00.0
 48.1+0.75.10.0100.0100.0
Trimester 2
 0.1–1282.969.150.00.00.0
 12.1–2412.54.330.00.00.0
 24.1–484.122.320.00.00.0
 48.1+0.54.30.0100.0100.0
Trimester 3
 0.1–1283.669.933.30.00.0
 12.1–2412.57.150.00.00.0
 24.1–483.619.916.70.00.0
 48.1+ 0.33.20.0100.0100.0
  • * “Composite” method using quantity, frequency and dose of alcohol per occasion.