The developmental origin of adolescent alcohol use: Findings from the Mater University Study of Pregnancy and its outcomes

Alati, Rosa, Clavarino, Alexandra M., Najman, Jackob M., O'Callaghan, M., Bor, W., Mamun, Abdullah A. and Williams, Gail M. (2008) The developmental origin of adolescent alcohol use: Findings from the Mater University Study of Pregnancy and its outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 98 1-2: 136-143. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.05.011

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Author Alati, Rosa
Clavarino, Alexandra M.
Najman, Jackob M.
O'Callaghan, M.
Bor, W.
Mamun, Abdullah A.
Williams, Gail M.
Title The developmental origin of adolescent alcohol use: Findings from the Mater University Study of Pregnancy and its outcomes
Journal name Drug and Alcohol Dependence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0376-8716
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2008.05.011
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 98
Issue 1-2
Start page 136
End page 143
Total pages 8
Place of publication Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Language eng
Subject C1
111706 Epidemiology
920414 Substance Abuse
Abstract Background It is unclear whether fetal alcohol exposure contributes to alcohol use in adolescence. In this study, we examine the association between maternal alcohol use in pregnancy and adolescents’ drinking patterns at age 14. Methods The association of maternal alcohol exposure with early drinking was examined in 4363 adolescents taking part to the Mater University Study of Pregnancy (MUSP) and its outcomes, a population based birth cohort study commenced in Brisbane (Australia) in 1981. Mothers and children were followed up at birth, 5 and 14 years after the initial interview. Maternal alcohol use was assessed before and during pregnancy and at the 5 years follow-up. Adolescents’ alcohol use was assessed at child age 14. Results In multivariable analysis those born of mothers who consumed 3+ glasses during pregnancy were at increased risk to report drinking 3+ glasses compared with those whose mothers reported no drinking or drinking up to 2 glasses. Comparisons controlling for drinking before pregnancy and at age 5 found the averaged odds ratio of maternal drinking in pregnancy on risk of reporting alcohol consumption of 3 and more glasses at age 14 was 2.74 (CI 1.70, 4.22). Conclusion Our study suggests that they maybe a biological origin of early drinking. Further studies are needed to better disentangle the nature of the association and the role of other possible confounding factors.
Keyword Perinatal addictions
Maternal alcohol use
Risk factors
Children of alcoholics
Adolescent drinking
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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