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Table 2 Drinking characteristics before and after pregnancy recognition

From: Drinking before and after pregnancy recognition among South African women: the moderating role of traumatic experiences

Drinking variable Pre-recognition n (%) Post-recognition n (%) Pre- and post- comparison
AUDIT score; mean (s.d.) 14.8 (7.87) 12.7 (7.72) t (65) = 2.02, p = .05*
Hazardous drinking (AUDIT ≥ 8) 52 (79.0%) 48 (72.9%) X2(1, N = 66) = 12.3, p = .001**
Frequency of drinking    
  Never 1 (1.5%) 6 (9.1%)  
  Monthly or less 18 (27.3%) 18 (27.3%)  
  2 – 4 times per month 24 (36.4%) 22 (33.3%)  
  2 – 3 times per week 18 (27.3%) 16 (24.2%)  
  Over 4 times per week 5 (7.6%) 4 (6.1%)  
Drinks in a typical drinking day n = 65 n = 60  
  1 – 2 19 (29.2%) 11 (18.3%)  
  3 – 4 8 (12.3%) 19 (31.7%)  
  5 – 6 19 (29.2%) 16 (26.7%)  
  7 – 9 10 (15.4%) 5 (8.3%)  
  10+ 9 (13.8%) 9 (15%)  
Binge/6 or more drinks per sitting n = 65 n = 60  
  Never 11 (16.9%) 7 (11.7%)  
  Less than monthly 14 (21.5%) 20 (33.3%)  
  Monthly 11 (16.9%) 11 (18.3%)  
  Weekly 28 (43.1%) 21 (35%)  
  Daily or almost daily 1 (1.5%) 1 (1.7%)  
  1. Note: ** for p < .01, * for p < .05.