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Geographic and maternal characteristics associated with alcohol use in pregnancy

This study analysed population data about mothers who used alcohol in pregnancy and their geographic location (metropolitan, regional and remote). Key characteristics associated with alcohol use in pregnancy included residence in a remote/very remote area, being Australian-born, having had a previous pregnancy, smoking in the current pregnancy, and presenting late to antenatal care.

Authors: Lucy Burns, Emma Black, Jennifer R. Powers, Deborah Loxton, Elizabeth Elliott, Anthony Shakeshaft, Adrian Dunlop

Date: July 2011

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