Data from inked birth and death certificates form the State of Oregon were used to determine the monthly distribution of deaths from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) for the years 1976 through 1984.
The monthly number of SIDS deaths increased in winter and decreased in summer, when schools usually are not in session.
Absences from kindergarten were determined from school records for the period 1979-84.
School absences, previously shown to reflect incidence of predominantly infectious diseases, were found to be positively correlated with occurrences of SIDS.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Epidémiologie, Variation mensuelle, Absentéisme, Crèche, Oregon, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Epidemiology, Monthly variation, Absenteeism, Nursery, Oregon, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0376062
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.