An update on incidence of FAS: FAS is not an equal opportunity birth defect.

@article{Abel1995AnUO,
  title={An update on incidence of FAS: FAS is not an equal opportunity birth defect.},
  author={Ernest L. Abel},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={1995},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={437-43}
}
The incidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is now estimated at 0.97 cases per 1,000 live births in the general obstetric population and 4.3% among "heavy" drinkers. The general incidence is more than 20 times higher in the United States (1.95 per 1,000) compared to Europe and other countries (0.08 per 1,000). Within the United States, the incidence at sites characterized by low socioeconomic status, and African American or Native American background are about 10 times higher (2.29 cases per 1,000… CONTINUE READING
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