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Table 3 Reasons for drinking alcohol during pregnancy

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

Reason Number (%)
Life pressure/stress/unemployment/bored/“kill time” 18 (15.1)
Easily available/accessible 7 (5.8)
Socialize/excited/way of life 47 (39.2)
Appetizer 42 (35.0)
Othersa 6 (5.0)
  1. aOthers include “takes when husband takes”, obey tradition, to prevent fever and healing of sores in stomach