Burden of fetal alcohol syndrome in a rural West Coast area of South Africa.

@article{Olivier2013BurdenOF,
  title={Burden of fetal alcohol syndrome in a rural West Coast area of South Africa.},
  author={Leana Olivier and Michael Urban and Matthew F Chersich and Marleen Temmerman and Denis Viljoen},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2013},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={402-5}
}
BACKGROUND Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is common in parts of South Africa; rural residence is a frequently cited risk factor. We conducted a FAS school prevalence survey of an isolated rural community in a West Coast village of Western Cape Province, so obtaining the first directly measured rate, focusing specifically on a South African rural area, of FAS and partial FAS (PFAS). METHODS The study area (Aurora village), a community of about 2 500 people in a grain-producing region, has one… CONTINUE READING