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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
fetal alcohol syndrome, alcohol use among Great Plains Indian women, alcohol use among Great Plains pregnant women, health behavior
This study is a retrospective chart review. The medical records at an Indian Health Service hospital located on a plains Indian reservation in the United States were examined over a fourteen year period to determine the differences among selected variables in case and control mothers. Case mothers consisted of women who had given birth to a child with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). The control mothers consisted of woman who had not given birth to a child with FAS on the same reservation. The hypotheses of this thesis were that mothers of children diagnosed with FAS have a higher incidence of cigarette smoking, poor nutritional status, history of sexually transmitted disease (STD) exposure, and be significantly older than the control group. Statistical differences were found in the variables of age and nutritional status supporting the hypotheses in these areas.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
Indian women -- Alcohol use -- Great Plains
Pregnant women -- Alcohol use -- Great Plains
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1997 Mary Ewing. All rights reserved
Ewing, Mary C., "A Comparative Study of Selected Variables in Women Who Gave Birth to a Child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome on a Plains Indian Reservation Between 1981 and 1992" (1997). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 832.