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Infant care practices in a metropolitan aboriginal population Bibbulung Gnarneep Team.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10634979     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To describe sleeping position, room and bed-sharing, tobacco smoke exposure and infant feeding for a sample of Australian Aboriginal infants from a metropolitan area. METHODS: Interviews with Aboriginal mothers who resided in the Perth metropolitan area and had given birth during a continuous 15-month study period. The interviews took place when the infants were approximately 6-12 weeks old and efforts were made to contact all eligible mothers. Results are presented as proportions with 95% confidence intervals. RESULTS: Of all the eligible mothers (n = 515), 87% were contacted and 53% (n = 273) completed the interview. Of all the infants, 11% slept prone, 96% shared a room and 68% shared a bed; 65% of mothers smoked during pregnancy and 65% were smokers at the time of interview; 66% of the partners were smokers and 80% of the infants were regularly exposed to tobacco smoke; 89% of mothers initiated breast-feeding and 70% were breast-feeding at time of interview. CONCLUSION: Prevalences of non-prone sleeping and breast-feeding are similar to the overall Western Australian population, whilst tobacco smoke exposure of the infants is markedly higher. Programs of community and family education and support are required urgently to decrease this exposure.
Authors:
S J Eades; A W Read
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-01-28     Completed Date:  2000-01-28     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  541-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Epidemiology Division, TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, West Perth, Australia. sandy@ichr.uwa.edu.au
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Breast Feeding / statistics & numerical data
Female
Health Behavior*
Humans
Infant
Infant Care*
Male
Mothers
Oceanic Ancestry Group*
Pregnancy
Prone Position
Residence Characteristics
Risk Factors
Sleep
Smoking / epidemiology
Sudden Infant Death / prevention & control*
Supine Position
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
Western Australia / epidemiology
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tobacco Smoke Pollution

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