The seasonal distribution of infant deaths by age: a comparison of sudden infant death syndrome and other causes of death.

OBJECTIVE To examine the possibility that among deaths in infancy the increase in the winter/summer ratio with increasing age is not peculiar to sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). METHODOLOGY Details of the winter (December-February)/summer (June-August) ratio among deaths in neonates (< 28 days) and post neonates dying in the United States of America… CONTINUE READING