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Maternal alcohol use during pregnancy and offspring trajectories of height and weight: A prospective cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in Drug & Alcohol Dependence, August 2015
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Title
Maternal alcohol use during pregnancy and offspring trajectories of height and weight: A prospective cohort study
Published in
Drug & Alcohol Dependence, August 2015
DOI 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.02.035
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Linda M. O’Keeffe, Patricia M. Kearney, Richard A. Greene, Luisa Zuccolo, Kate Tilling, Debbie A. Lawlor, Laura D. Howe

Abstract

Previous studies have examined associations between alcohol use in pregnancy and offspring birth size but evidence on whether associations persist during childhood is limited. We examined the association between maternal drinking during pregnancy and trajectories of offspring weight and height from 0 to 10 years in 7597 mother-child pairs in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. To strengthen the inference, we compared the maternal alcohol-offspring growth association with the partner alcohol-offspring growth association, to partially control for unmeasured confounding. We also performed sensitivity analyses restricting our analysis to women of white ethnicity and participants with three or more growth measures. Maternal occasional or light daily drinking during pregnancy was not associated with reduced birth weight, birth length or offspring growth trajectories up to age 10 years. The infants of heavy drinking mothers were born 0.78cm shorter (95% CI -1.34, -0.22) and 0.22kg lighter (95% CI -0.34, -0.09) than infants of pregnancy abstainers but by age 10, offspring of heavy drinking mothers were of comparable height (mean difference 0.59cm, 95% CI -0.93, 2.11) and weight (mean difference 0.41kg, 95% CI -0.70, 1.52). These associations were not observed for heavy partner drinking and were not altered in sensitivity analyses. Maternal occasional or light daily drinking is not associated with birth weight, birth length or postnatal growth, but residual confounding may persist. Maternal heavy drinking may have an intrauterine association with reduced birth weight and length but this association is overcome during childhood.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Researcher 5 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 10%
Other 4 8%
Other 11 23%
Unknown 8 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 35%
Psychology 10 21%
Social Sciences 4 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 4%
Environmental Science 2 4%
Other 4 8%
Unknown 9 19%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 04 September 2017.
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#4,192,566
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#50,709
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