Smoking and the sudden infant death syndrome.

  title={Smoking and the sudden infant death syndrome.},
  author={Edwin A Mitchell and R P K Ford and Alistair W Stewart and Barry J Taylor and David Becroft and Jeffrey M Thompson and R Scragg and I B Hassall and David M. Barry and E. M. Allen},
  volume={91 5},
OBJECTIVE Maternal smoking has been shown to be a risk factor for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The effect of smoking by the father and other household members has not previously been examined. METHODS A large nationwide case-control study. Four hundred eighty-five SIDS deaths in the postneonatal age group were compared with 1800 control infants. RESULTS Infants of mothers who smoked during pregnancy had a 4.09 (95% confidence interval [CI] = 3.28, 5.11) greater risk of death than… CONTINUE READING
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