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Foetal and neonatal outcomes in women reporting ingestion of low or very low alcohol intake during pregnancy.
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PMID:  22524896     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Objective: This study aimed to assess the pregnancy outcomes of women who reported social intake of low or very low alcohol levels during pregnancy. Methods: Obstetric and foetal outcomes were assessed in a prospective cohort of 1,667 pregnant women who reported low or very low alcohol consumption during pregnancy (cases) and 1,840 alcohol abstainer women (controls). Results: Among cases, alcohol consumption occurred during the first 4.4 (median) weeks of pregnancy, with a median ingestion of 1.0 (0.01-6.0) drinks/week, equivalent to 7.6 (0.09-47.5) g/week. Cigarette smoking was reported approximately 4 times more often in the exposed group than in the controls (P <0.001). Pregnancy outcomes were similar between groups. There were 37 (2.4%) babies born with malformations in the exposed group and 41 (2.4%) in the control group (P= 0.9). Conclusions: low-to-very low levels of alcohol ingestion during pregnancy do not appear to be associated with adverse maternal or foetal outcomes.
Authors:
Jung-Yeol Han; June-Seek Choi; Hyun-Kyoung Ahn; Min-Hyoung Kim; Jin-Hoon Chung; Hyun-Mee Ryu; Moon-Young Kim; Jae-Hyug Yang; Alejandro A Nava-Ocampo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Korean Motherisk Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Cheil Hospital and Women's Healthcare Centre, Kwandong University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.
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