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Sudden infant death syndrome, maternal smoking during pregnancy, and the cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation intervention.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11236409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: This study analyzed the relationship between prenatal maternal smoking and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and examined the cost-effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions. METHODS: All recorded US singleton SIDS deaths from the 1995 birth cohort with birthweight exceeding 500 g were investigated. Infants with available maternal smoking data were matched with controls who survived to 1 year. Conditional logistic regression was used to estimate SIDS risks and accompanying cost-effectiveness. RESULTS: A total of 23.6% of singleton SIDS deaths appear to be attributable to prenatal maternal smoking. Typical cessation services available to all pregnant smokers could avert 108 SIDS deaths annually, at an estimated cost of $210,500 per life saved. CONCLUSIONS: Typical prenatal smoking cessation programs are highly cost-effective but have limited impact on the population incidence of SIDS.
H A Pollack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0090-0036     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-09     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  432-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 109 Observatory, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Odds Ratio
Pregnancy Complications* / economics
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects*,  economics
Smoking Cessation / economics*
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*,  prevention & control
Comment In:
Am J Public Health. 2001 Nov;91(11):1733-4   [PMID:  11684586 ]

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