TABLE 1

Effects of daily 4-h consumption of 5% ethanol on female dams and their offspring

Data are means ± S.E.M. (group sample size).

Saccharin Control5% Ethanol
Maternal weight gain during pregnancy (g increase in body weight from gestation days 1 through 21)127 ± 3 (44)121 ± 4 (51)
Daily 4-h consumption of 5% ethanol (g ethanol/dl serum, collected at the end of a 4-h drinking period)N.A. (51)2.82 ± 0.13
Maternal serum ethanol concentration (mg ethanol/dl serum, collected at the end of a 4-h drinking period)N.A. (24)84.0 ± 5.5
Litter size (no. live births/litter)12.5 ± 0.1 (41)12.4 ± 0.3 (42)
Pup birth weight (g)6.17 ± 0.13 (41)6.13 ± 0.11 (42)
Male offspring weights at surgery (g body weight on day of stereotaxic surgery)473 ± 10 (24)473 ± 10 (21)
  • N.A., not applicable.