Sudden infant death syndrome in Hamburg. An epidemiological analysis of 150 cases.

@article{Veelken1991SuddenID,
  title={Sudden infant death syndrome in Hamburg. An epidemiological analysis of 150 cases.},
  author={Norbert Veelken and J Ziegelitz and John Knispel and Karl H. P. Bentele},
  journal={Acta paediatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1991},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={86-92}
}
A retrospective analysis was carried out of 150 SIDS cases seen in the five year period between 1979 and 1983 in Hamburg, Germany. The overall incidence was 2.3 per 1,000 live births. 82% of all infants and 100% of the preterm infants (corrected according to gestational age) dying of SIDS, died within the first 6 months of life. Infants of mothers less than 18 years of age, infants with more than 2 siblings, infants with birthweight less than 1,500 g and SGA-preterm infants were found to be… CONTINUE READING