Effect of ambient temperature on SIDS rate.

  title={Effect of ambient temperature on SIDS rate.},
  author={S C Anderson and William G. Murrell and C. M. O'Neill and P M Rahilly},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={158 10},
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between ambient temperature and rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). SUBJECTS AND SETTING All infants with SIDS occurring during 1980-1989 in the Sydney metropolitan area. RESULTS The SIDS rate varied more than threefold over the months of the year and peaked at the minimum daily temperature in July. The rate was negatively linearly related to both the monthly mean minimum and maximum daily temperatures. Both relationships were highly… CONTINUE READING