Infant gender, shared sleeping and sudden death.

  title={Infant gender, shared sleeping and sudden death.},
  author={Roger W Byard and Jane A Elliott and Robert Vink},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  volume={48 6},
AIM To determine whether there is a gender imbalance in infant deaths in shared sleeping compared to solitary sleeping situations. METHODS Examination of autopsy reports of 133 infants aged between 7 and 364 days autopsied over a 19-year period from January 1991 to December 2009 was undertaken where death had either been attributed to SIDS, or had been classified as undetermined or unascertained. Cases were divided into two groups of solitary sleepers and shared sleepers, and the ratio of… CONTINUE READING