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dc.contributor.author Williams, Robert J.
dc.contributor.author Odaibo, Felix S.
dc.contributor.author McGee, Janet M.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-19T18:39:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-19T18:39:25Z
dc.date.issued 1999-05
dc.identifier.citation Williams, R.J. & Gloster, S.P. (1999). Incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome in northeastern Manitoba. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 90, 192-194. en
dc.identifier.issn 0008-4263
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/382
dc.description Reproduced with permission of the Canadian Public Health Association. en
dc.description.abstract The incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in northeastern Manitoba was investigated by examining all 745 live births occurring in Thompson General Hospital in 1994. Birth records were screened with criteria designed to capture all potential FAS cases. Cases were then eliminated if follow-up records indicated the child was not developmentally delayed or no longer had the small head or body size identified at birth. Cases still meeting criteria were personally examined. Five cases of FAS were identified among the 46% of eligible children screened at age 2, roughly an incidence of 7.2/ 1,000. However, because only 46% of the high risk cases were personally examined, incidence could be as high as 14.8/ 1,000. Only 1/5 FAS cases had been identified prior to our investigation. The results indicate the incidence of FAS in northeastern Manitoba is very high and that much greater effort needs to be made in its prevention and early detection. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Canadian Journal of Public Health en
dc.subject Fetal alcohol syndrome en
dc.subject Public health en
dc.subject Babies en
dc.subject Health aspects en
dc.title Incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome in northeastern Manitoba en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty Addiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution Addiction Centre, Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Alberta en


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