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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders more prevalent than previously indicated

October 31, 2014

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders were more prevalent among a cohort of first graders in the Midwest than indicated by previous estimates, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.

Philip A. May, PhD, of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and colleagues assessed the prevalence and characteristics of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders among children in first grade in a Midwestern US city. Of the 2,033 children enrolled in first grade in 32 public and private schools, 1,433 consented to participate in the study and 168 children served as controls. Maternal risk for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder was determined via interviews of 153 mothers.

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