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dc.contributor.authorMullally, Aoife
dc.contributor.authorCleary, Brian J
dc.contributor.authorBarry, Joe
dc.contributor.authorFahey, Tom P
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Deirdre J
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-29T10:06:32Z
dc.date.available2011-08-29T10:06:32Z
dc.date.issued2011-04
dc.identifier.citationPrevalence, predictors and perinatal outcomes of peri-conceptional alcohol exposure--retrospective cohort study in an urban obstetric population in Ireland. 2011, 11:27 BMC Pregnancy Childbirthen
dc.identifier.issn1471-2393
dc.identifier.pmid21481224
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1471-2393-11-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/141056
dc.description.abstractEvidence-based advice on alcohol consumption is required for pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence, predictors and perinatal outcomes associated with peri-conceptional alcohol consumption.
dc.description.abstractA cohort study of 61,241 women who booked for antenatal care and delivered in a large urban maternity hospital between 2000 and 2007. Self-reported alcohol consumption at the booking visit was categorised as low (0-5 units per week), moderate (6-20 units per week) and high (>20 units per week).
dc.description.abstractOf the 81% of women who reported alcohol consumption during the peri-conceptional period, 71% reported low intake, 9.9% moderate intake and 0.2% high intake. Factors associated with moderate alcohol consumption included being in employment OR 4.47 (95% CI 4.17 to 4.80), Irish nationality OR 16.5 (95% CI 14.9 to 18.3), private health care OR 5.83 (95% CI 5.38 to 6.31) and smoking OR 1.86 (95% CI 1.73 to 2.01). Factors associated with high consumption included maternal age less than 25 years OR 2.70 (95% CI 1.86 to 3.91) and illicit drug use OR 6.46 (95% CI 3.32 to 12.60). High consumption was associated with very preterm birth (<32 weeks gestation) even after controlling for socio-demographic factors, adjusted OR 3.15 (95% CI 1.26-7.88). Only three cases of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome were recorded (0.05 per 1000 total births), one each in the low, moderate and high consumption groups.
dc.description.abstractPublic Health campaigns need to emphasise the importance of peri-conceptional health and pre-pregnancy planning. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is likely to be under-reported despite the high prevalence of alcohol consumption in this population.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult
dc.subject.meshAge Factors
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinking
dc.subject.meshCohort Studies
dc.subject.meshFemale
dc.subject.meshFertilization
dc.subject.meshFetal Alcohol Syndrome
dc.subject.meshHumans
dc.subject.meshIreland
dc.subject.meshPregnancy
dc.subject.meshPremature Birth
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies
dc.subject.meshRisk Factors
dc.subject.meshSelf Report
dc.subject.meshSocioeconomic Factors
dc.subject.meshSubstance-Related Disorders
dc.subject.meshUrban Population
dc.titlePrevalence, predictors and perinatal outcomes of peri-conceptional alcohol exposure--retrospective cohort study in an urban obstetric population in Ireland.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAcademic Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital & Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 8, Republic of Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalBMC pregnancy and childbirthen
dc.description.provinceLeinster
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T13:29:22Z
html.description.abstractEvidence-based advice on alcohol consumption is required for pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence, predictors and perinatal outcomes associated with peri-conceptional alcohol consumption.
html.description.abstractA cohort study of 61,241 women who booked for antenatal care and delivered in a large urban maternity hospital between 2000 and 2007. Self-reported alcohol consumption at the booking visit was categorised as low (0-5 units per week), moderate (6-20 units per week) and high (>20 units per week).
html.description.abstractOf the 81% of women who reported alcohol consumption during the peri-conceptional period, 71% reported low intake, 9.9% moderate intake and 0.2% high intake. Factors associated with moderate alcohol consumption included being in employment OR 4.47 (95% CI 4.17 to 4.80), Irish nationality OR 16.5 (95% CI 14.9 to 18.3), private health care OR 5.83 (95% CI 5.38 to 6.31) and smoking OR 1.86 (95% CI 1.73 to 2.01). Factors associated with high consumption included maternal age less than 25 years OR 2.70 (95% CI 1.86 to 3.91) and illicit drug use OR 6.46 (95% CI 3.32 to 12.60). High consumption was associated with very preterm birth (<32 weeks gestation) even after controlling for socio-demographic factors, adjusted OR 3.15 (95% CI 1.26-7.88). Only three cases of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome were recorded (0.05 per 1000 total births), one each in the low, moderate and high consumption groups.
html.description.abstractPublic Health campaigns need to emphasise the importance of peri-conceptional health and pre-pregnancy planning. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is likely to be under-reported despite the high prevalence of alcohol consumption in this population.


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