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Attitudes and knowledge about drinking: relationships with drinking behavior among pregnant teenagers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9366129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data were collected on the drinking behavior of 415 pregnant adolescents from 1990 to 1994. The relationships between knowledge and attitudes about drinking and drinking behavior were examined. Knowledge about drinking was not related to average daily volume of alcohol before or during pregnancy. Those with specific knowledge about fetal alcohol effects drank less before pregnancy, and in the first trimester, and were also less likely to drink to intoxication. Among drinkers, general knowledge about drinking was significantly related to a decrease in drinking between pre-pregnancy and first trimester, as well as between first and third trimesters. Those with more intolerant attitudes about drinking drank less before and during pregnancy. They had fewer episodes of binge drinking, intoxication, negative consequences, and problem drinking during pregnancy. They were more likely to decrease drinking from the first to third trimesters. These relationships are relevant to developing effective education programs for the high-risk group of pregnant teenagers who drink.
M D Cornelius; H A Lebow; N L Day
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of drug education     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0047-2379     ISO Abbreviation:  J Drug Educ     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-24     Completed Date:  1997-12-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1300031     Medline TA:  J Drug Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-43     Citation Subset:  IM; J    
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects*,  psychology
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / prevention & control*,  psychology
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy Trimesters
Pregnancy in Adolescence / psychology*
Prospective Studies
Substance-Related Disorders / prevention & control,  psychology
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