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As many as 1 in 20 US kids harmed by alcohol in the womb, study says

( CNN) More children have been affected by drinking during pregnancy than previously known, according to a study wrote Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association .

Up to one in 20 American kids falls somewhere on the spectrum of ailments caused by maternal booze, according to the study’s more conservative estimation. But that number could be as many as 1 in 10, applying another approach is an indication of the study.

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of conditions that may include abnormal growth and facial features, intellectual disabilities and behavioral troubles, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .