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“Did you ever drink more?” A detailed description of pregnant women’s drinking patterns

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, August 2016
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Title
“Did you ever drink more?” A detailed description of pregnant women’s drinking patterns
Published in
BMC Public Health, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3354-9
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Authors

Evelyne Muggli, Colleen O’Leary, Susan Donath, Francesca Orsini, Della Forster, Peter J. Anderson, Sharon Lewis, Catherine Nagle, Jeffrey M. Craig, Elizabeth Elliott, Jane Halliday

Abstract

This paper presents drinking patterns in a prospective study of a population-based cohort of 1570 pregnant women using a combination of dose and timing to give best estimates of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Novel assessments include women's special occasion drinking and alcohol use prior to pregnancy recognition. Information on up to nine types of alcoholic drink, with separate frequencies and volumes, including drinking on special occasions outside a 'usual' pattern, was collected for the periconceptional period and at four pregnancy time points. Weekly total and maximum alcohol consumption on any one occasion was calculated and categorised. Drinking patterns are described in the context of predictive maternal characteristics. 41.3 % of women did not drink during pregnancy, 27 % drank in first trimester only; most of whom stopped once they realised they were pregnant (87 %). When compared to women who abstained from alcohol when pregnant, those who drank in the first trimester only were more likely to have an unplanned pregnancy and not feel the effects of alcohol quickly. Almost a third of women continued to drink alcohol at some level throughout pregnancy (27 %), around half of whom never drank more than at low or moderate levels. When compared with abstainers and to women who only drank in trimester one, those who drank throughout pregnancy tended to be in their early to mid-thirties, smoke, have a higher income and educational attainment. Overall, almost one in five women (18.5 %) binge drank prior to pregnancy recognition, a third of whom were identified with a question about 'special occasion' drinking. Women whose age at first intoxication was less than 18 years (the legal drinking age in Australia), were significantly more likely to drink in pregnancy and at binge levels prior to pregnancy recognition. We have identified characteristics of pregnant women who either abstain, drink until pregnancy awareness or drink throughout pregnancy. These may assist in targeting strategies to enhance adherence to an abstinence policy and ultimately allow for appropriate follow-up and interpretation of adverse child outcomes. Our methodology also produced important information to reduce misclassification of occasional binge drinking episodes and ensure clearly defined comparison groups.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 88 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 18 20%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Researcher 10 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 6%
Other 17 19%
Unknown 17 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 18%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 16%
Social Sciences 11 13%
Psychology 7 8%
Neuroscience 5 6%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 20 23%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 79. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 June 2019.
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