Babies sleeping with parents: case-control study of factors influencing the risk of the sudden infant death syndrome. CESDI SUDI research group.

  title={Babies sleeping with parents: case-control study of factors influencing the risk of the sudden infant death syndrome. CESDI SUDI research group.},
  author={Peter S Blair and Peter J Fleming and Iain J Smith and Martin Ward Platt and John Young and P Nadin and Peter J. Berry and Jean Golding},
  pages={1457 - 1462}
Abstract Objective: To investigate the risks of the sudden infant death syndrome and factors that may contribute to unsafe sleeping environments. Design: Three year, population based case-control study. Parental interviews were conducted for each sudden infant death and for four controls matched for age, locality, and time of sleep. Setting: Five regions in England with a total population of over 17 million people. Subjects: 325 babies who died and 1300 control infants. Results: In the… 

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