TABLE 2

Maternal Characteristics

Mothers of Children With FASD (n = 79)Mothers of Children Without FASD (n = 76)P
Age at interview, y, mean (SD)32.5 (7.9)29.3 (7.1).01
Height, cm, mean (SD)154.5 (5.7)158.7 (7.6)<.001
Weight, kg, mean (SD)55.4 (15.8)70.2 (19.2)<.001
OFC, cm, mean (SD)54.2 (2.4)55.2 (2.3).010
BMI, mean (SD)22.9 (5.8)27.7 (7.6)<.001
Number of years of school, mean (SD)a8.2 (2.1)9.8 (2.2).001
Race, %
 Mixed race97.590.8
 Black2.59.2
 White0.00.0.07
Gravidity, mean (SD)3.5 (1.6)2.6 (1.6).002
Parity, mean (SD)3.2 (1.7)2.4 (1.3).003
Spontaneous abortions, mean (SD)0.3 (0.6)0.2 (0.5).25
Induced abortions, mean (SD)0.0 (0.1)0.1 (0.2).17
Stillbirths, mean (SD)0.1 (0.2)0.0 (0.3).55
Week of pregnancy recognition, mean (SD)12.6 (5.4)12.8 (6.2).81
Drinking during pregnancy, % yes94.951.4<.001
Usual number of drinks per drinking day, mean (SD)
 First trimesterb8.3 (9.3)5.9 (4.9).14
 Second trimesterb7.4 (10.0)3.8 (4.4).04
 Third trimesterb5.3 (10.4)1.8 (3.9).02
  • —, not applicable.

  • a FASD: n = 50; not FASD: n = 42.

  • b Among drinkers only in the specific time period.