Status: Baseline only

  
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Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
89.3 percent (2017-18)

Target:
92.2 percent

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

Baseline:
89.3 percent of pregnant females aged 15 to 44 years reported abstaining from alcohol in the past 30 days in 2017-18

Increase abstinence from alcohol among pregnant women

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance

Summary

Alcohol use during pregnancy is linked to miscarriage, stillbirth, preterm birth, and sudden infant death syndrome. It can also cause fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, which can lead to lifelong physical and mental health problems. But many women in the United States drink while they’re pregnant. Screening pregnant women for alcohol use and referring them to treatment if needed can help women avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy.