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Table 2 Hospital Episode Statistics for foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and related conditions, in residents of England 2002/03 to 2007/08 by person admitted*.

From: Under-reporting of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders: an analysis of hospital episode statistics

Patient characteristic Q86.0: Foetal alcohol syndrome (dysmorphic), children aged under 15 years P04.3: Foetus and newborn affected by maternal use of alcohol O35.4: Maternal care for (suspected) damage to foetus from alcohol
  n % n % n %
Age group       
<1 month 104 22.8 278 97.5 0 0
2-11 months 62 13.6 4 1.4 0 0
1-4 years 155 33.9 1 0.4 0 0
5-14 years 136 29.8 0 0.0 0 0
15-24 years N/A   0 0.0 39 24.8
25-44 years N/A   1 0.4 118 75.2
Not known    1 0.4   
Sex       
Male 235 51.4 145 50.9 N/A N/A
Female 222 48.6 139 48.8 157 100
Not known    1 0.4   
Total** 457 100 285 100 157 100
  1. *The Hospital Episodes Statistics identification (HESID) field was used to exclude repeat episodes relating to the same individual within a given financial year (running April to March). **Percentages may not sum to 100% due to rounding.