Sudden and unexpected natural death in childhood and adolescence.

  title={Sudden and unexpected natural death in childhood and adolescence.},
  author={Daniel R. Neuspiel and Lewis H. Kuller},
  volume={254 10},
The descriptive epidemiology of sudden nontraumatic death from persons aged 1 to 21 years was studied in a defined population. In nine years, the 207 deaths in this group (4.6/100,000 population/per year) comprised 22% of nontraumatic mortality. Age-specific rates were highest between 1 and 4 years (mainly infections and undetermined causes) and 14 and 21 years (mainly cardiovascular, epilepsy, intracranial hemorrhage, and asthma). Nonwhite rates were higher than whites, and white males had… CONTINUE READING