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Population Trends in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Ponsonby, Anne-Louise; Dwyer, Terence; Cochrane, Jennifer


This review documents and assesses recent trends in sudden infant death syndrome. We review medical literature, Internet resources, and national governmental data. A striking reduction in SIDS incidence of more than 50% has been observed in various countries after interventions, particularly during the early 1990s, to reduce the prevalence of prone infant sleeping. A reduction in postneonatal mortality has accompanied these lower rates. Evaluation studies from several countries indicate that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Seminars in Perinatology


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