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Socio-demographic and meteorological correlates of sudden infant death in Taiwan.
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PMID:  22978427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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BACKGROUND: This study was designed, using three national datasets including the Taiwan Death Registry, Taiwan Birth Registry, and National Meteorological Dataset, to examine the socio-demographic, geographic and meteorological correlates of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). METHODS: One thousand six hundred seventy-one cases of SIDS occurring between 1994 and 2003 and 8,355 matched controls were included in this nested case-control study. RESULTS: Over the study period, the annual rate of SIDS declined only slightly, with an averaged annual rate of 57.9/10(5) . Male infants [AOR, 1.19; 95% CI-1.06, 1.33], preterm births [AOR, 1.69; 95% CI-1.33, 2.13], low birth weight [AOR, 2.87; 95% CI- 2.30, 3.59], and birth order > =3 [AOR, 1.62; 95% CI-1.37, 1.92] were the demographic risk factors for SIDS. Additionally, parental age with < 25 years [AOR, 1.37; 95% CI- 1.09, 1.71], urbanization [AOR, 1.46; 95% CI-1.20, 1.78], lower paternal education (elementary and less) [AOR, 1.28; 95% CI-1.01, 1.64], and parental age difference greater than 10 years [AOR, 1.72; 95% CI-1.24, 2.39] were also associated with increased risks of SIDS. We also noted that daily average temperature ranging from 9.2 to 14.2°C [AOR, 2.10; 95% CI-1.67, 2.64] emerged the most increased risk, while temperature of 26.4°C or higher [AOR 0.60, 0.61] was significantly associated with the most reduced risk. CONCLUSION: Socio-demographic, geographic and meteorological data can be used to identify families in greater need of early guidance and to promote various prevention measures to avoid the occurrence of SIDS.
Authors:
Hua-Pin Chang; Chung-Yi Li; Ya-Hui Chang; Shiow-Li Hwang; Ying-Hwa Su; Chi-Wen Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1442-200X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Int     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100886002     Medline TA:  Pediatr Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Author. Pediatrics International © 2012 Japan Pediatric Society.
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Department of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan; Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan.
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