The aim of this study was to examine whether poor attendance at routine antenatal and postnatal'well child'health services was associated with a higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS, or cot death).
A nationwide case-control study of SIDS in New Zealand enrolled 485 postneonatal deaths due to SIDS and 1800 control infants who were selected randomly.
The risk for SIDS was found to be higher for infants whose mothers attended their first antenatal check later than 3 months into the pregnancy, made fewer antenatal visits, and did not go to antenatal education classes.
However, this increased risk was largely explained by high parity, maternal smoking, the mother not being married, mother being <20 years old at the birth of her first child, and delivery during the winter months.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Prévention, Surveillance sanitaire, Etude statistique, Facteur risque, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Prevention, Sanitary surveillance, Statistical study, Risk factor, New Zealand, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0313959
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199406.