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Table 1 Characteristics of the children.

From: Health-related quality of life of Canadian children and youth prenatally exposed to alcohol

Characteristics Number (%)
Gender   
   Male 54 42.9
   Female 72 57.1
Diagnosis   
   FAS 56 44.4
   FAE 70 55.6
Ethnicity   
   Native 57 45.2
   Euro-Canadian 69 54.8
Age   
   8–12 years 48 38.1
   13–17 years 40 31.7
   18–21 years 38 30.2
Age Mean: 14.5 years   
Relationship to Parent   
   Biological 14 11.1
   Adoptive 70 55.6
   Foster 42 33.3
* Cognitive Delay   
   Not Delayed 12 9.5
   Mild 59 46.8
   Moderate 41 32.5
   Severe 14 11.2
  1. *Cognitive Delay = Mild: Borderline Range of intellectually deficient level on a standard IQ score (3rd to 8th percentile); Moderate: Intellectually deficient level (0.1 to 2nd percentile); Severe: Intellectually deficient level (less than the 0.1 percentile). Cognitive delay was measured using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale and the Standford-Binet Intelligence Scales.