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Exploring the potential to use data linkage for investigating the relationship between birth defects and prenatal alcohol exposure

This study investigated what proportion of birth defects are related to alcohol use during pregnancy (ARBD). It was reported that there was a significant association between maternal alcohol-related diagnoses recorded during pregnancy and ARBD. The article recommends that routine collection and recording of alcohol use during pregnancy has the potential to advance knowledge of ARBD.

Authors: CM O'Leary, Elizabeth J Elliot, Natasha Nassar, Carol Bower 

Date: July 2013

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