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Infant bed-sharing among Pacific families in New Zealand.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12117176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
AIM: To describe infant bed-sharing among Pacific families in New Zealand. METHODS: The data were gathered as part of the Pacific Island Families: First Two Years of Life (PIF) Study in which 1376 mothers were interviewed when their infants were six-weeks-old. Maternal reports of infant bed-sharing practices were assessed by questions about infant sleep location and the number of people who usually shared a mattress with the infant. RESULTS: Over half of the mothers (54.9%) reported that their infants shared a mattress with other people, 44.2% sharing with one other person, the remainder sharing with two or more people. Of the bed-sharing infants, 4.7% slept on a mattress on top of the bed, and 4.7% only slept part of the night in the shared bed. CONCLUSIONS: Together with effective information delivery, the educational and housing issues that many Pacific families in New Zealand face need to be addressed so that parents can make informed decisions about infant care practices.
Authors:
Janis Paterson; Colin Tukuitonga; Sarnia Butler; Maynard Williams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2002 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-15     Completed Date:  2002-07-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  New Zealand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  241-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Auckland University of Technology. janis.paterson@aut.ac.nz
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Beds
Female
Health Surveys
Humans
Infant
Infant Care / statistics & numerical data*
Logistic Models
Mothers
New Zealand
Pacific Islands / ethnology
Parenting / ethnology*
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Sudden Infant Death

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