Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 5th, 2002
A survey of pregnant women by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention found 2.7% admitted binge drinking - five or more drinks at a time - in 1999, down only slightly from 2.9% in 1995.
However, drinking overall among pregnant women fell from 16.3-12.8% over the same period.
"We're most concerned about frequent drinking and binge drinking because these are the patterns consistently related to adverse outcomes for the child," said Dr. Louise...
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