Alcohol consumption in New Zealand women before and during pregnancy: findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand study

Show simple item record Rossen, F en Newcombe, David en Parag, V en Underwood, Lisa en Marsh, Samantha en Knowles, Sarah en Grant, Cameron en Hofman, Paul en Bullen, Christopher en 2019-03-21T01:58:08Z en 2018-07-27 en
dc.identifier.citation New Zealand medical journal 131(1479):24-34 27 Jul 2018 en
dc.identifier.issn 0028-8446 en
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dc.description.abstract Aim To examine alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy in the mothers of a contemporary sample of New Zealand children. Method Analysis of data from the antenatal assessment of 6,822 women enrolled in the Growing Up in New Zealand study, using logistic regression models to examine associations between maternal alcohol use and maternal demographics, pregnancy planning and parity. Results Seventy-one percent of women drank alcohol before becoming pregnant, 23% during and 13% after the first trimester. The odds of drinking alcohol before pregnancy were significantly higher for younger women who were European or Māori with an unplanned pregnancy and in their first pregnancy; during the first trimester, higher for women who were European or Māori with no secondary school qualification, in their first pregnancy, with an unplanned pregnancy; and in the second and third trimesters, higher for European or Māori women aged 30 and over, in their first pregnancy. Conclusion Drinking is common in New Zealand women before pregnancy, particularly among European and Māori women. Some women consume small amounts of alcohol and some engage in heavy drinking in pregnancy. Both are a risk for fetal harm. Population-wide and targeted measures are needed to reduce consumption overall and provide support to specific population groups. en
dc.publisher New Zealand Medical Association en
dc.relation.ispartofseries New Zealand Medical Journal en
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dc.title Alcohol consumption in New Zealand women before and during pregnancy: findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand study en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1479 en
pubs.begin-page 24 en
pubs.volume 131 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: NZMA en en
pubs.end-page 34 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 750336 en Liggins Institute en Medical and Health Sciences en Population Health en Pacific Health en Social & Community Health en School of Medicine en Paediatrics Child & Youth Hlth en Psychological Medicine Dept en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-07-27 en 2018-07-27 en
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