An apparent temporal-spatial cluster of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) was noted in the Autonomous Community of Navarre, Spain, when four unrelated children aged between 1 and 6 months died unexpectedly within a 7-day interval in January, 1990.
The population under one year of age in Navarre was approximately 4,800.
The scan test of temporal clustering showed that the sudden infant deaths occurred closer to one another in time significantly more often than would be expected by chance.
All four infants lived in a neighbourhood of the capital of Navarre, which accounts for approximately half the region's population.
The clustered cases coincided with an outbreak of influenza type.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nourrisson, Homme, Epidémiologie, Analyse amas, Analyse spatiale, Analyse temporelle, Espagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, Infant, Human, Epidemiology, Cluster analysis, Spatial analysis, Time analysis, Spain, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0682332
Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 09/06/1995.