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Association of pregnancy-specific alcohol policies with infant morbidities and maltreatment

JAMA Network Open

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: In this study of 1.4 million birthing person–infant pairs in the U.S., most pregnancy-specific alcohol policies were not associated with decreased odds of infant injuries or morbidities. Policy makers should not assume that pregnancy-specific alcohol policies improve infant health. 

Authors: Sarah C. M. Roberts, Dr.P.H., of the University of California, San Francisco, is the corresponding author. 

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.27138)

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