Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies: Are Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders More Prevalent than Previously Thought?

The National Institute of Health (NIH) recently conducted a study to look at the prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the United States. The following PowerPoint presentation sums up the study and discusses the importance of preventing alcohol exposed pregnancies.


May, P.A, Chambers, C.D., Kalberg, W.O., et al. (2018). Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in 4 US communities. JAMA, 319(5), 474-482.

NIH Study Finds as Many as 1 in 20 First-Graders are Affected by Prenatal Alcohol Exposure

Shepard Carlson, S. (2018, February 7). A silent crisis in need of urgent attention: Prenatal alcohol exposure. Star Tribune.

Lange, S., Rehm, J., & Popova, S. (2018). Implications of Higher Than Expected Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. American Medical Association

This article was developed by Karen Bowers at CASAT, feel free to use this information. A link to our site and attribution would be much appreciated.

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Prevalence of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

For more information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders click here.


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