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Maternal alcohol disorders and school achievement: a population cohort record linkage study in Western Australia

This study examines school achievement in children of Indigenous and non-Indigenous mothers with an alcohol-related diagnosis. Academic achievement was lower in all testing domains (reading, writing, spelling and numeracy) among children of mothers with an alcohol diagnosis and persisted across all year groups examined. 

Authors: Sarah Johnson, Colleen O'Leary, Carol Bower, David Lawrence, Nadia Cunningham, James Semmens, Steve Zubrick

Date: March 2017

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