Sudden infant death syndrome: a re-examination of temporal trends

  title={Sudden infant death syndrome: a re-examination of temporal trends},
  author={Sarka Lisonkova and Jennifer A Hutcheon and K. Shinta Joseph},
  booktitle={BMC pregnancy and childbirth},
BACKGROUND While the reduction in infants' prone sleeping has led to a temporal decline in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), some aspects of this trend remain unexplained. We assessed whether changes in the gestational age distribution of births also contributed to the temporal reduction in SIDS. METHODS SIDS patterns among singleton and twin births in the United States were analysed in 1995-96 and 2004-05. The temporal reduction in SIDS was partitioned using the Kitagawa decomposition… CONTINUE READING
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