Local researchers published a study in Pediatric Research estimating the most recent prenatal alcohol exposure prevalence data for the state of West Virginia (WV) and associated factors.
Researchers tested newborn residual dried blood spots and used data from the states PROJECT Watch program to find that the prevalence of prenatal alcohol exposure for all births in WV was 8.10%. This is higher than previously shown for West Virginia.
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Prevalence of alcohol use in late pregnancy
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Amy Tolliver, Director
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership
(304) 558-0530 ext. 5
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