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Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Western Australia



This project aimed 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 was calculated to examine trends over time. Prevalence ratios were 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 was 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 7777
Fax: (08) 9489 7700
Email: carol

Evaluated publications

Mutch RC, Watkins R, Bower C (2015)

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: notifications to the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 51(4): 433–436


Last updated: 7 November 2017
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