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North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center
Depending on birth and death rates, the child and adult populations of people with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disease (FASD) in North Dakota could be as high as 1,124 (children: 180-324, adults: 360-800).
- The annual cost of medical care services is $5,279 per case of FASD. The annual excess cost for medical care due to FASD is $4,402.99 per case. In North Dakota, the cost of inpatient medical care for each case of FASD to age 18 is $95,034.60.
- It will cost parents (biological or adaptive) $17,400 per year to care for a child with FASD. Expenses include travel, meals and lodging, insurance deductibles, vacation and sick leave, child care, phone, work-related costs, deferred promotions, and others.
- Identified costs for each person with FASD in North Dakota are at least $2 million per year. The minimum cost estimate for the state of North Dakota to age 18 for each case of FASD is $118,876.32.
- If women who have a child with FASD continue to drink, they have more than a 75 percent chance of having another child with FASD.