Fetal alcohol syndrome among grade 1 schoolchildren in Northern Cape Province: prevalence and risk factors.

@article{Urban2008FetalAS,
  title={Fetal alcohol syndrome among grade 1 schoolchildren in Northern Cape Province: prevalence and risk factors.},
  author={Michael F Urban and Matthew F Chersich and Leigh-Anne Fourie and Candice Chetty and Leana Olivier and Denis Viljoen},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 11},
  pages={877-82}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence, characteristics and risk factors for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and partial FAS among schoolgoing children in Grade 1 in Northern Cape Province, South Africa. DESIGN A cross-sectional study using a two-tiered method for ascertainment of FAS/partial FAS cases, comprising: screening of growth parameters, diagnostic assessment for screen-positive children using clinical and neurocognitive assessments, and maternal history of drinking during pregnancy… CONTINUE READING