Over Seven Percent Of Pregnant Women Report Drinking Alcoholic Beverages.

The CBS News (7/20, Jaslow) “HealthPop” blog reports, “Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is the leading preventable cause of birth defects and developmental disabilities in children, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Yet, “In the latest issue of its journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC investigates drinking rates among pregnant women, and finds about one in 13 pregnant women drink,” and “of those women, almost one in five reported binge drinking…during pregnancy.”

Reuters (7/20, Beasley) reports that 10 percent of women with college degrees reported having a drink in the past month as opposed to just five percent of those with a high school diploma or less. The report was based on a telephone survey of 345,076 women aged 18 to 44 conducted 2006-2010.

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— “1 in 13 pregnant women drink alcohol, CDC says, “Ryan Jaslow, CBS News, July 19, 2012.

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