Accession Number:

ADA160702

Title:

A Proposal for a Prevalence Study of the Use of Alcohol among Women Attending Selected United States Air Force Prenatal Clinics.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, caused by the exposure of the fetus to alcohol in utero, is now the number one teratogenic cause of mental retardation in the United States. Despite the danger that alcohol poses to the fetus, its use by prenatal patients has not been well studied. The prevalence of the use of alcohol in women attending USAF prenatal clinics has never been reported, nor is there information on its relation to cultural and economic factors. This thesis proposes to obtain the cooperation of selected USAF prenatal clinics where data on prenatal alcohol use will be collected by the use of a self-administered questionnaire. Alcohol use specific prevalence rates will be calculated, and the association of alcohol use to demographic factors will be measured using linear logistic regression.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE