DRINKING DOWN AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN

A survey reported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that alcohol use declined among pregnant women during the late 1990's.

The survey interviewed pregnant women aged 18 to 44 in all 50 states of the U.S. It found that pregnant women who had consumed any alcohol during the previous month dropped by over one-fifth between 1995 and 1999. The proportion of those who consumed moderately dropped by six percent and those who drank heavily dropped by seven percent during the same period.


Reference:

  • Alcohol use among women of childbearing age -- United States, 1991-1999. MMWR Weekly, 2002, 51(13), 273-276.

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