Alcohol consumption and binge drinking in early pregnancy. A cross-sectional study with data from the Copenhagen Pregnancy Cohort.

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Abstract

Since 2007 the Danish Health and Medicines Authority has advised total alcohol abstinence from the time of trying to conceive and throughout pregnancy. The prevalence of binge drinking among pregnant Danish women has nevertheless been reported to be up to 48 % during early pregnancy. Since the introduction of the recommendation of total abstinence, no studies have examined pre-pregnancy lifestyle and reproductive risk factors associated with this behaviour in a Danish context. The aims of this study were therefore to describe the prevalence of weekly alcohol consumption and binge drinking in early pregnancy among women living in the capital of Denmark. Secondly to identify pre-pregnancy lifestyle and reproductive risk factors associated with binge drinking during early pregnancy.

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Authors
  • Mette Langeland Iversen
  • Nina Olsén Sørensen
  • Lotte Broberg
  • Peter Damm
  • Morten Hedegaard
  • Ann Tabor
  • Hanne Kristine Hegaard
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  • Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Article number327
JournalBMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Volume15
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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