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This project aims to identify the prevalence of Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) in Western Australia using data provided by the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies (WARDA).
Birth prevalence per 1,000 births from the years 1980 to 2010 will be calculated to examine trends over time. Prevalence ratios will be used to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics, such as maternal age, socio-economic status, place of residence, and age of the child when FAS was diagnosed.
The project is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council program grant.
Abstract adapted from the Telethon Kids Institute
Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower
Senior Principal Research Fellow
Telethon Kids Institute
100 Roberts Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 855
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9489 7724
Fax: (08) 9489 7700