Under-reporting of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders: an analysis of hospital episode statistics

@inproceedings{Morleo2011UnderreportingOF,
  title={Under-reporting of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders: an analysis of hospital episode statistics},
  author={M. J. A. Morleo and Kerry Woolfall and Dan Dedman and Raja Mukherjee and Mark A Bellis and Penny A Cook},
  booktitle={BMC pediatrics},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundInternationally, 0.97 per 1,000 live births are affected by foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). However, prevalence intelligence has been limited in the UK, hindering the development of appropriate services. This analysis compares hospital admissions over time, between regions and with alcohol-related admissions for adult females to assess whether established patterns (such as the North experiencing elevated harms) can be identified.MethodsA retrospective analysis of hospital admissions… CONTINUE READING
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