Strategies involving 14 sources were used to locate 230 parents of sudden infant death syndrome infants who died in Southem California between 1989 and 1992 and 255 parents of healthy, living infants matched by birth hospital, birth date, race, and sex.
The sample consisted of adults of reproductive age residing in Southern California.
After an event of sudden infant death, many parents moved without a forwarding address ; only their names, last known address, and the infant's race, birth date, and sex were available.
There was no access to birth certificates, obstetric or pediatric medical records, parents'Social Security numbers, or parents'birth dates.
The most successful tracking sources for case parents were the Department of Motor Vehicles, postal service, reverse directory and neighbors, private investigator, and California Medicaid services.
For control parents, the post office, Department of Motor Vehicles, and Folks Finders proved the most helpful.
Using a combination of the 14 sources achieved an adequate sample size.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Source information, Etude longitudinale, Parent, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Perdu vue, Etude cas témoin
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Epidemiology, Methodology, Information source, Follow up study, Parent, California, United States, North America, America, Case control study
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0327758
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 10/04/1997.