Youth beliefs and knowledge about the risks of drinking while pregnant.

@article{MacKinnon1995YouthBA,
  title={Youth beliefs and knowledge about the risks of drinking while pregnant.},
  author={David P. MacKinnon and R M Williams-Avery and Mary Ann Pentz},
  journal={Public health reports},
  year={1995},
  volume={110 6},
  pages={754-63}
}
Because no published studies of young persons' knowledge and awareness of fetal alcohol syndrome are available, the awareness and beliefs about drinking while pregnant in several large samples of young persons ages 13-20 are examined. Approximately 81 percent of the entire sample that completed questionnaires in school surveys believe that drinking alcohol while pregnant can definitely harm the fetus, although males and younger persons are less likely to believe in this risk. A substantial… CONTINUE READING

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