Reported Rates of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, U.S. 1979-1993

The graph reflects reported rates of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the U.S. 1979-1993. The vertical axis is zero to 8 percent and represents morbidity percentage rates per 10,000.
The following are visual approximations:

1979: 1%
1981: 1.25%
1983: 1.75%
1985: 2%
1987: 2.25%
1989: 3.20%
1991: 3.60%
1992: 3.65%
1993: 6.60%

[Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (1994a). Frequent alcohol consumption among women of childbearing age - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1991. MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report, 43, 328-329,335.]