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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8(6), 2331-2351; doi:10.3390/ijerph8062331
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Prevalence of Children with Severe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Communities Near Rome, Italy: New Estimated Rates Are Higher than Previous Estimates

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Received: 14 April 2011; in revised form: 17 June 2011 / Accepted: 17 June 2011 / Published: 22 June 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alcohol and Public Health)
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Abstract: Objective: To determine the population-based epidemiology of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) and other fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) in towns representative of the general population of central Italy. Methods: Slightly revised U.S. Institute of Medicine diagnostic methods were used among children in randomly-selected schools near Rome. Consented first grade children (n = 976) were screened in Tier I for height, weight, or head circumference and all children
Keywords: fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD); fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS); epidemiology; prevalence; Italy; alcohol consumption fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD); fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS); epidemiology; prevalence; Italy; alcohol consumption
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May, P.A.; Fiorentino, D.; Coriale, G.; Kalberg, W.O.; Hoyme, H.E.; Aragón, A.S.; Buckley, D.; Stellavato, C.; Gossage, J.P.; Robinson, L.K.; Jones, K.L.; Manning, M.; Ceccanti, M. Prevalence of Children with Severe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Communities Near Rome, Italy: New Estimated Rates Are Higher than Previous Estimates. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 2331-2351.

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May PA, Fiorentino D, Coriale G, Kalberg WO, Hoyme HE, Aragón AS, Buckley D, Stellavato C, Gossage JP, Robinson LK, Jones KL, Manning M, Ceccanti M. Prevalence of Children with Severe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Communities Near Rome, Italy: New Estimated Rates Are Higher than Previous Estimates. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2011; 8(6):2331-2351.

Chicago/Turabian Style

May, Philip A.; Fiorentino, Daniela; Coriale, Giovanna; Kalberg, Wendy O.; Hoyme, H. Eugene; Aragón, Alfredo S.; Buckley, David; Stellavato, Chandra; Gossage, J. Phillip; Robinson, Luther K.; Jones, Kenneth Lyons; Manning, Melanie; Ceccanti, Mauro. 2011. "Prevalence of Children with Severe Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Communities Near Rome, Italy: New Estimated Rates Are Higher than Previous Estimates." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 8, no. 6: 2331-2351.


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