The association between binge drinking and birth outcomes: results from the Born in Bradford cohort study

BACKGROUND: Various human and animal studies suggest that peak alcohol exposure during a binge episode, rather than total alcohol exposure, may determine fetal development. Research about the impact of binge drinking on birth outcomes is sparse and inconclusive. Data from the Born in Bradford cohort study were used to explore the impact of binge drinking on birth outcomes. METHODS: Interview-administered questionnaire data about the lifestyle and social characteristics of 10 851 pregnancies were linked to maternity and birth data. The impact of self-reported binge drinking (5 units: 40 g of pure alcohol) on two birth outcomes (small for gestational age (SGA) and preterm birth (

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  • Authors:

    Cooper,D.L.; Petherick,E.S.; Wright,J.

  • Issue: J.Epidemiol.Community Health / pages 821-828 / volume 67
  • Published Date: 2013/10
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