Older, more educated U.S. women are much more likely to drink while pregnant, a new federal study released on Thursday concluded.
It could be that they have more money to buy alcohol or that drinking is more socially acceptable for that group, said Claire Marchetta, a CDC research fellow and one of the authors of the study.
“We do not know all the exact reasons,” Marchetta told Reuters. “Clearly, further research is needed to delineate this issue.”
Clue for the researchers: “older, educated women” are comfortable doing their own research and being older means they also have more experience with questioning heavy-handed public policy.
You can see links to all the other posts I have written on the topic of light drinking during pregnancy and control over pregnant women at the bottom of the comments on this post.