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Children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in North Dakota: a case control study utilizing birth certificate data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12893478     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A retrospective case control study utilizing birth certificate data in a population of children with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or Fetal Alcohol Effect (FAE) and controls in North Dakota was completed. Using the North Dakota FAS registry, 97 cases of FAS and FAE aged birth-18 years of age were identified. The North Dakota Department of Vital Records then searched for the child's birth certificates. For each case child, four controls were selected from the birth records. The controls were of the same race, sex, month and county of birth as the cases. Birth certificates for 68 children were identified, 44 with FAS and 24 with FAE. When compared with the FAE group, the FAS group had lower birth weights and mothers who began prenatal care later in pregnancy. The FAS/FAE group combined had mothers who were older, were more likely to be unmarried, had less weight gain during pregnancy, started prenatal care later in pregnancy and had fewer prenatal visits compared to controls. The FAS/FAE children had lower birth weights and higher rates of sibling deaths. The use of birth certificate data is a useful data source to compare maternal, paternal and prenatal characteristics for a population of children with FAS/FAE.
Authors:
L Burd; J Martsolf; M Klug
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Addiction biology     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1355-6215     ISO Abbreviation:  Addict Biol     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-01     Completed Date:  2003-11-28     Revised Date:  2007-03-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9604935     Medline TA:  Addict Biol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Child Evaluation and Treatment Program, Medcial Center Rehabilitation Hospital, and Department of Pediatrics, University of North Dakota School of Medicine, North Dakota 58202, USA.
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