Risk factors for infant homicide in the United States.

BACKGROUND Homicide is the leading cause of infant deaths due to injury. More than 80 percent of infant homicides are considered to be fatal child abuse. This study assessed the timing of deaths and risk factors for infant homicide. METHODS Using linked birth and death certificates for all births in the U.S. between 1983 and 1991, we identified 2776… CONTINUE READING
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