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  1. New Zealand's SIDS prevention program and reduction in infant mortality.

    Article - En anglais

    New Zealand has suffered a very high mortality rate from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as « crib death » or « cot death. » This prompted the development of the New Zealand Cot Death Study, a case-controlled epidemiological study.

    The preliminary findings of this study identified three risk behaviors potentially amenable to modification : prone sleeping position of the infant, maternal smoking, and not breastfeeding.

    These findings were discussed with the major stakeholders of child health.

    The Department of Health coordinated the development of a health education SIDS prevention program.

    Since the Help Prevent Cot Death Programme was launched in February 1991, the rate of total infant deaths, which was 10.1/1000 live births in 1987, fell to 7.6/1000 live births in 1991.

    The SIDS rate fell from 4,2/1000 in 1987 to 2.5/1000 in 1991.

    It is suggested that the described health education program had a significant influence on this improvement in infant survival.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Mortalité, Programme sanitaire, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Mortality, Sanitary program, Prevention, Health education, New Zealand, Oceania

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0319911

    Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 01/03/1996.