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7.6% of pregnant women drink (Atlantic)

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A telephone survey by the CDC between 2006 and 2010, found 7.6% of woman age 18-44 drank alcohol while pregnant. Women age 35-44 reported the highest amount of alcohol consumption. Of the 13,880 pregnant women interviewed during the study, 1.4% reported binge drinking. A recent study funded by the CDC and conducted in Denmark suggested that drinking during pregnancy may not be as dire as previously thought. However, some have pointed out holes in the study, such as problems related to alcohol developing later in life and that the testing did not “detect subtle changes in the development of the kids.”