Infections may be involved in some cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
Exposure to such infections is likely to differ considerably between areas depending on rates of population mixing.
It is therefore possible that the geography of SIDS will reflect that of population migration, Methods.
For 403 local authority districts in England and Wales the number of SIDS deaths in the first year of life and the number of livebirths during the period 1979-1983 were abstracted from published sources.
Districts were classified by levels of in-migration using data from the 1981 Census and observed and expected numbers of SIDS deaths were compared for areas experiencing different rates of in-migration.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Epidémiologie, Migration population, Immigration, Angleterre, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Pays de Galles, Variation géographique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Epidemiology, Population migration, Immigration, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Wales, Geographical variation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0504133
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 199501.