A questionnaire survey was conducted amongst parents in the military community in British Forces Germany to investigate the prevalence of known and suspected risk factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Over a thousand questionnaires were returned (response rate 58%) and these showed that the prevalence of babies being placed in the prone position to sleep is now extremely low and the use of room thermometers to help control ambient temperature is widespread.
However 29% of the mothers had smoked in pregnancy and 44% of households with a new-born baby had at least one parent who smoked.
Additional health promotion activity aimed at reducing the prevalence of smoking in pregnancy and amongst the parents of new-born babies is recommended.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Prévalence, Facteur risque, Allemagne, Europe, Prévention, Armée, Royaume Uni, Mort
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Prevalence, Risk factor, Germany, Europe, Prevention, Army, United Kingdom, Death
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0347151
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 10/04/1997.