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Maternal pre-pregnancy risk drinking and toddler behavior problems: the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

Overview of attention for article published in European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, July 2014
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Title
Maternal pre-pregnancy risk drinking and toddler behavior problems: the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study
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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, July 2014
DOI 10.1007/s00787-014-0588-x
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Ann Kristin Knudsen, Jens Christoffer Skogen, Eivind Ystrom, Børge Sivertsen, Grethe S. Tell, Leila Torgersen

Abstract

Maternal risk drinking may be a risk factor for child behavior problems even if the mother has discontinued this behavior. Whether pre-pregnancy risk drinking is an independent predictor of child behavior problems, or whether a potential effect may be explained by maternal alcohol use during and after pregnancy or other adverse maternal characteristics, is not known. Employing data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), longitudinal associations between maternal pre-pregnancy risk drinking and behavior problems in toddlers aged 18 and 36 months were examined. Included in the study was mothers answering MoBa questionnaires when the child was 18 (N = 56,682) and 36 months (N = 46,756), and who had responded to questions regarding pre-pregnancy risk drinking at gestation week 17/18, using the screening instrument T-ACE. Toddler behavior problems were measured with items from Child Behavior Checklist. Associations were analyzed with multivariate logistic regression, controlling for pre and postnatal alcohol use, as well as other relevant covariates. Pre-pregnancy risk drinking was associated with child behavior problems at 18 and 36 months, even after controlling for pre and postnatal alcohol use. Maternal ADHD and anxiety and depression were the only covariates that had any substantial impact on the associations. When all covariates were included in the model, the associations were weak for internalizing behavior problems and non-significant for externalizing behavior problems. Pre-pregnancy risk drinking may predict early development of behavior problems in the offspring. This increased risk may be due to other adverse maternal characteristics associated with risk drinking, in particular co-occurring maternal psychopathology.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 86 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 17%
Student > Bachelor 13 15%
Researcher 13 15%
Unspecified 11 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 13%
Other 24 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 31 36%
Medicine and Dentistry 19 22%
Unspecified 13 15%
Social Sciences 7 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 13 15%

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