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Influence of increased survival in very low birth weight, low birth weight, and normal birth weight infants on the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome in the United States: 1985-1991.
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PMID:  9672514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between infant survival and the rates sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in very low birth weight (VLBW), low birth weight (LBW), and normal birth weight (NBW) infants from 1985 to 1991. METHODS: The National Center for Health Statistics Birth Cohort Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Sets were used to determine birth weight, age at death, and cause of death for US-born singleton infants with birth weights of 500 g or more. RESULTS: Increasing infant and postneonatal survival rates were greatest in VLBW infants. In contrast, SIDS rates did not change in VLBW infants (3.66 to 3.69; P = .70) but declined in both LBW (3.51 to 3.32; P = .041) and NBW (1.07 to 1.03; P = .008) infants. Postneonatal SIDS rates (per 1000 neonatal survivors) did not change in VLBW (4.93 to 4.58; P = .58) or LBW (3.36 to 3.22; P = .07) infants but declined in NBW infants (1.00 to 0.97; P = .018). Although there were differences among the slopes of survival rates, there was no statistical evidence of differences in the slope of SIDS rates among the three groups. CONCLUSIONS: The marked increase in survival of VLBW infants increased the pool of babies at potential risk for SIDS. VLBW infants' SIDS rates have not changed while they have declined in NBW and LBW infants.
H R Bigger; J M Silvestri; S Shott; D E Weese-Mayer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  133     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1998 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-07-29     Completed Date:  1998-07-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  73-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Rush Children's Hospital, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Infant Mortality / trends
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Logistic Models
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology*
Survival Rate / trends
United States / epidemiology

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