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dc.contributor.authorLanting, Caren I
dc.contributor.authorvan Dommelen, Paula
dc.contributor.authorvan der Pal-de Bruin, Karin M
dc.contributor.authorBennebroek Gravenhorst, Jack
dc.contributor.authorvan Wouwe, Jacobus P
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-01T17:38:38Z
dc.date.available2015-09-01T17:38:38Z
dc.date.issued2015-07-29
dc.identifier.citationBMC Public Health. 2015 Jul 29;15(1):723
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-2070-1
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/31842
dc.description.abstractAbstract Objective To estimate the prevalence of alcohol consumption during pregnancy in the Netherlands in 2007 and 2010. Method During two identical, nation-wide surveys in 2007 and 2010, questionnaires were handed out to mothers of infants aged ≤6 months who visited a Well-Baby Clinic. By means of the questionnaire mothers were, in addition to questions on infant feeding practices and background variables, asked about their alcohol consumption before, during and after pregnancy. Logistic regression analyses were used to look into relationships of alcohol consumption with maternal and infant characteristics. Results We obtained 2,715 questionnaires in 2007, and 1,410 in 2010. Within 6 months before pregnancy, 69 % of women consumed alcohol (data from 2010). During pregnancy 22 % consumed alcohol in 2007, 19 % in 2010. During the first three months of pregnancy, 17 % (2007) and 14 % (2010) of mothers consumed alcohol. Alcohol consumption was mainly one glass (~10 g alcohol) on less than one occasion per month. Compared to 2007, in 2010 more women consumed 1–3 or >3 glasses alcohol per occasion (resp. 11 % to 7 % and 1.4 to 0.7 %). Older women and those with a higher education consumed more alcohol, as did smokers. Birth weight, gestational age and weight for gestational age were not associated with alcohol consumption. In 2007 and 2010, 2.5 % resp. 2.4 % of pregnant women both smoked and consumed alcohol; resp. 70 % and 75 % did neither. Conclusion In contrast to Dutch guidelines which advice to completely abstain from alcohol, one in five women in the Netherlands consume alcohol during pregnancy.
dc.titlePrevalence and pattern of alcohol consumption during pregnancy in the Netherlands
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.date.updated2015-07-29T18:41:03Z
dc.language.rfc3066en
dc.rights.holderLanting et al.


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