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The 2002 annual report of the Regional Infant and Child Mortality Review Committee.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14733038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The annual report of the Regional Infant and Child Mortality Review Committee (RICMRC) is attached. This Committee has as its mission the review of infant and child death so that information can be transformed into action to protect young lives. The 2002 review area includes South Dakota's Minnehaha, Turner, Lincoln, Moody, Lake, McCook, and Union counties. In 2002 there was one death in this region due to SIDS, plus one infant death due to positional asphyxia that illustrates the hazards of soft bedding and prone sleeping. These data reflect the need to remain vigilant in the public campaign to promote "back to sleep" and safe sleeping environments for infants. There were four other deaths due to accidental injury, mostly representing immaturity in driving various vehicles. In 2002 there were two child abuse homicides, and three teenage suicides. The RICMRC invites other communities to join in its efforts to review deaths to prevent potential life-threatening hazards to children in their local environs.
Brad Randall; Ann Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South Dakota journal of medicine     Volume:  56     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  S D J Med     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-21     Completed Date:  2004-02-11     Revised Date:  2014-05-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040162     Medline TA:  S D J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accident Prevention
Advisory Committees
Cause of Death
Child, Preschool
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
South Dakota / epidemiology
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology*,  etiology

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