Monday Series (4)- FASD Facts for Health Professionals
Thank to Nofas Autralia for putting these facts together!
- Fact #22. High socio-economic status is a strong predictor for alcohol use (McCormack, Hutchinson, Burns, Wilson, Elliott, Allsop, Najman, Jacobs, Rossen, Olsson & Mattick, 2017).
- Fact #23. There is no threshold for prenatal alcohol exposure required for diagnosis of FASD (Bower & Elliott, 2016)
- Fact #24. 1 in 4 pregnant women continue drinking during pregnancy, & of these, 96% report drinking 1 or 2 standard drinks (defined as 10g of ethanol) in a typical drinking session (2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey, 2014)
- Fact #25. 61% of pregnant women drank between conception and pregnancy recognition. Binge and heavy drinking the most common (McCormack, Hutchinson, Burns, Wilson, Elliott, Allsop, Najman, Jacobs, Rossen, Olsson & Mattick, 2017)
- Fact #26. Global prevalence is conservatively estimated at 7.7 per 1000 population (95% CI, 4.9-11.7 per 1000 population) and is much higher in populations with risky levels of drinking(Lange, Probst, Gmel, Rehm, Burd & Popova, 2017).
- Fact #27. Without intervention individuals living with FASD risk developing secondary issues such as school failure, addictions, mental health disorders, dependent living, unemployment, homelessness & incarceration (Popova et al., 2016).
- Fact #28. 1/3 women binge drank during their pregnancy on a ‘special occasion’ (Muggli et al., 2016)
NOFASD Australia is an independent not-for-profit charitable organization. They are the national peak organization representing the interests of individuals and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).