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FASD Basic Facts

  • Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in 4 US Communities
    In this cross-sectional study of 13 146 first-grade children in 4 regions of the United States surveyed between 2010 and 2016, the most conservative prevalence estimate for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders ranged from 11.3 to 50.0 per 1000 children. Using a weighted approach, the estimated prevalence was 31.1 to 98.5 per 1000 children.
  • Alcohol Use in Pregnancy
    Women who are pregnant or who may be pregnant should not drink alcohol. This includes women who are trying to get pregnant and women who are at risk of becoming pregnant because they do not use effective contraception (birth control).
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
    Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning.
  • Basics abouts FASDs
    Information form the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • FAFASD - 50 Facts about FASD
    Families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Key Facts on Alcohol and Pregnancy
    National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome


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