About this project
This study will use un-named information on all cases of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) notified to the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies (WARDA), born in WA from 1980 to November 2010. Birth prevalence per 1000 births will be calculated by year of birth to examine trends over time. Prevalence ratios will be used to describe the demographic and clinical characteristics, such as maternal age, socio-economic status and place of residence, and age of the child when FAS was diagnosed. The project will be conducted at the Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies (WARDA) and the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research. This project is funded by NHMRC Program Grant (#572742).
Winthrop Research Professor Carol Bower
Senior Principal Research Fellow, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research; Medical Specialist and Head, Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies, Women and Newborn Health Service
Dr Raewyn Mutch
Paediatrician Research Fellow, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research; Paediatric Consultant, State Development Centre; Paediatric Consultant, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children