Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Among Children and Youth: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Authors: Lange S., Probst C., Gmel G., Rehm J., Burd L., & Popova S.

Source: JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Aug 21. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.1919.

Prevalence estimates are essential to effectively prioritize, plan, and deliver health care to high-needs populations such as children and youth with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). However, most countries do not have population-level prevalence data for FASD.

OBJECTIVE:To obtain prevalence estimates of FASD among children and youth in the general population by country, by World Health Organization (WHO) region, and globally.

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