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Fast Facts about FASD

The Ohio Department of Health’s 2014 the Prenatal Alcohol Use fact sheet provides significant information:

  • Close to 60 percent of Ohio mothers reported drinking three months before pregnancy.
  • Approximately 7 percent of mothers reported drinking during the last three months of pregnancy.
  • Alcohol use has not changed significantly from 2006-2010, before or during pregnancy.
  • Eighty-nine (89) babies are born with FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – the most severe diagnosis) each year.
  • One thousand one hundred ninety-three (1,193) babies are born with FASD each year.
  • An estimated 114,000 Ohioans live with FASD.

Resources

Not a Single Drop Website
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - FASD Information Page
U.S. Surgeon General Advisory on Alcohol Use during Pregnancy

Page updated: 9/5/2014

 
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