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Maternal alcohol use disorder and child school attendance outcomes for non-Indigenous and Indigenous children in Western Australia: A population cohort record linkage study

This study examined the relationship between maternal alcohol use disorder and child school attendance in Western Australia.  Maternal alcohol use disorder was significantly associated with poor attendance for both non-Indigenous and Indigenous children. However, there was no significant difference between timing of diagnosis and poor school attendance.

Authors: Hafekost K, Lawrence D, O‚ÄôLeary C, Bower C, Semmens J, Zubrick SR

Publication: BMJ Open

Date: May 2017

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