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An analysis of sudden infant death syndrome in aboriginal infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8855397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this case-control study was to identify antenatal and perinatal risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in Aboriginal infants in Western Australia (WA). Cases were all Aboriginal infants born in WA from 1980 to 1990 inclusive and classified as dying from SIDS in WA. Controls consisted of a matched group and a random group both selected from liveborn Aboriginal infants born from 1980 to 1990. Multivariate modelling showed that SIDS in Aboriginal infants was strongly related to young maternal age (< 20 years, odds ratio (OR) = 2.89), high parity (parity > 3, OR = 4.40) and being small-for-gestational age (OR = 3.36) but was not associated with single marital status (OR = 0.95) or male sex (OR = 0.97). Although the study was based on routinely collected data, results do highlight some important groups for SIDS prevention. To gain further knowledge in terms of SIDS in Aboriginal infants, there is an urgent need to collect information concerning infant care practices in the Aboriginal community.
L M Alessandri; A W Read; P R Burton; F J Stanley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0378-3782     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-12-27     Completed Date:  1996-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, West Perth, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Case-Control Studies
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Maternal Age
Multivariate Analysis
Oceanic Ancestry Group*
Odds Ratio
Risk Factors
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology*

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