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Table 2 Frequency and type of alcoholic beverage consumed

From: Alcohol consumption among pregnant women in James Town Community, Accra, Ghana

Frequency of consumption Number (%)
Before pregnancy: (n = 183)
 Daily 17 (9.3)
 Weekly 25 (13.7)
 Once a while 141 (77.0)
During pregnancy: (n = 120)
 Daily 10 (8.3)
 Weekly 45 (37.5)
 Once a while 65 (54.2)
Type of alcoholic beverage: (n = 120)
 Guinness/Beer 72 (60.0)
 Spirits/Gin/Bitters 13 (10.8)
Akpeteshie a 8 (6.7)
 Palm wine/other wine 9 (7.5)
Pito a 18 (15.0)
Pregnancy timing (n = 120)
 First Trimester 17 (14.2)
 Second Trimester 49 (40.8)
 Third Trimester 54 (45.0)
  1. aLocally manufactured alcoholic beverages