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Adjusting SIDS rates by seasonality in births in Minnesota.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15211601     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper is concerned with the formation of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) rates over time. Because of differential numbers of births throughout the year, a new SIDS rate is developed that takes into account the changing number of infants at risk and in particular the changing age distribution throughout the year. Differences between this newly adjusted rate and the commonly used unadjusted rates will be presented. Data from Minnesota linked birth--death records from 1990--1998 will be used for analysis.
Melanie M Wall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Statistics in medicine     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0277-6715     ISO Abbreviation:  Stat Med     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-22     Completed Date:  2004-10-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8215016     Medline TA:  Stat Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2037-48     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, A460 Mayo MMC 303, 420 Delaware Street S.E., Minneapolis 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Certificates
Infant, Newborn
Minnesota / epidemiology
Poisson Distribution
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology*

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