FASD Fact #23: The life expectancy of people with FASDs is 34 years old.
The life expectancy of people with FASDs is 34 years old*.
The bulk of these early deaths are NOT due to congenital health problems. The bulk are due to suicide, overdose, and accident. These are the result of poor fit, lack of services and support, and uneducated providers.
We MUST change this statistic.
Source: J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol. 2016;23(1):e53-9. Epub 2016 Mar 9. Life Expectancy of People with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Thanh NX, Jonsson E.