Trends in diagnosed drug problems among newborns: United States, 1979-1987.


Between 1979 and 1987, there was an estimated 361% increase in the number of drug-affected newborns discharged from the 6000 non-federal, short-stay hospitals in the United States. Per 10,000 newborns, the rate increased 339%, mostly occurring after 1983. The estimated number of drug affected newborns in 1987 was about 13,000 (95% confidence interval: 10… (More)


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