The continuing decline in SIDS mortality

Mitchell, Edwin A.; Hutchison, Lynne; Stewart, Alistair W.
July 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Jul2007, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p625
Academic Journal
The ‘Back to Sleep’ campaign resulted in a dramatic decrease in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) worldwide. SIDS mortality has continued to decline (in New Zealand by 63% from 1993 to 2004), but the reason for this has not been explained. A postal survey found that the proportion of infants sleeping on their back has increased substantially (from 24.4% in 1992 to 72.3% in 2005), and this could account for the 39%-48% decrease in SIDS mortality.


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