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Intergovernmental committee on Drugs working party on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Australia: An Update

June 2012


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Table of contents

ACT - Australian Capital Territory
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
AIHW - Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AMA - Australian Medical Association
ANCD - Australian National Council on Drugs
AOD - Alcohol and Other Drugs
APSU - Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit
ARBD - Alcohol Related Birth Defects
ARND - Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder
BDR - Birth Defects Registry
bn. - Billion
BSID - Bayley Scales of Infant Development
CDEP - Community Development Employment Project
CNS - Central Nervous System
CP - Cerebral Palsy
DASSA - Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia
DOHA (Australian Government) - Department of Health and Ageing
DSM-IV - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition (APA, 1994; text revision 2000)
FAE - Fetal Alcohol Effects (now known as ARBD and ARND)
FaHCSIA - (Australian Government) Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
FARE - Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
FAS - Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
g - Gram(s)
GP - General practitioner
HGSA - Human Genetics Society of Australasia
IGCD - Intergovernmental Committee on Drugs
IQ - Intelligence quotient
IUGR - Intrauterine Growth Restriction
MAST - Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test
MCDS - Ministerial Council on Drug Strategy
MCRI - Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
MDI - Mental Development Index (part of the BSID)
MH - Mental Health
NCETA - National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction
NCG - National Clinical Guidelines
NDARC - National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
NDS - National Drug Strategy
NDSHS - National Drug Strategy Household Survey
NHMRC - National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NOFASARD - National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders
NPESU - National Perinatal Epidemiology and Statistics Unit
NPDC - National Perinatal Data Collection
NPV - Net present value
NS - Non significant
NSW - New South Wales
NT - Northern Territory
p/a - Per annum
pFAS - Partial Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
PBL - Problem Based Learning
QALYs - Quality adjusted life years
QLD - Queensland
RASCALS - Randomly Ascertained Sample of Children born in Australia's Largest State
RCT - Randomised controlled trial
SA - South Australia
SES - Socioeconomic status
TAS - Tasmania
UK - United Kingdom
UNSW - University of New South Wales
USA - United States of America
VACCHO - Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
VIC - Victoria
WA - Western Australia
WARDA - Western Australian Register of Developmental Anomalies
WTP - Willing to pay

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