December 30, 2015 | From the Lab Bench

Drug Trivia: Alcohol During Pregnancy

Question: According to the CDC, what is the prevalence of any alcohol use in pregnant women?

Answer: 10%.

According to the 2011-2013 CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 1 in 10 pregnant women report alcohol use, as defined by at least one drink of any alcoholic beverage in the past 30 days. This compares to an average of 54% of nonpregnant women of childbearing age.

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