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  1. Observations on ethnic differences in SIDS mortality in New Zealand.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Ethnicity and the sudden infant death syndrome. Conference. Cardiff GBR, 1993/06/25.

    Introduction 

    Within New Zealand the SIDS mortality rate is higher in Maori than in non-Maori, predominantly European.

    Aims 

    This paper addresses two questions (1) How should ethnicity be defined, by biological or cultural criteria ? (2) Why is the SIDS rate higher in Maori, because of different risk factors or because of a higher prevalence of common risk factors ?

    Methods 

    A nationwide case-control study.

    Results 

    The majority of mothers with some Maori blood (as reported on the infants birth registration form) report they are Maori (as recorded in the obstetric records or interview).

    Risk factors for SIDS are similar in the various ethnic groups in New Zealand.

    Conclusions 

    Using a biological definition underestimates the number of Maori infants compared to the cultural definition.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Mort subite, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Nourrisson, Homme, Ethnie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sudden death, New Zealand, Oceania, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Infant, Human, Ethnic group

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0699372

    Code Inist : 002B27B11. Création : 09/06/1995.