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  1. Incidence of sudden infant death syndrome in Olmsted County, Minnesota : 1945 through 1992.

    Article - En anglais


    To apply uniform diagnostic criteria for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) for an extended period for comparison of incidence rates from 1945 to 1992 in Olmsted County, Minnesota, to investigate the influence of a person-time or live birth denominator on the estimate of incidence, to calculate the proportionate mortality rate for SIDS over time, and to evaluate the accuracy of death certificates for case ascertainment and the role of interobserver variation in case classification..


    We retrospectively reviewed the autopsy results and complete medical records for all infant deaths from 1945 through 1992 for residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota..

    Material and Methods 

    Cases were identified from a computerized list of all Olmsted County deaths of infants occurring at ages 48 hours to 365 days.

    All resident cases were categorized as non-SIDS, possible SIDS, SIDS, or incomplete, on the basis of findings from autopsy and clinical history.

    Incidence rates were calculated for two different SIDS groups and with use of denominators of person-time and live births.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Homme, Nourrisson, Mort subite, Incidence, Minnesota, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Human, Infant, Sudden death, Incidence, Minnesota, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 95-0516392

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