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Prone sleeping position and SIDS: evidence from recent case-control and cohort studies in Tasmania.

T Dwyer, AL Ponsonby, LE Gibbons, NM Newman

J Paediatr Child Health | Published : 1991


The most recent data from the cohort and case-control studies of SIDS and prone position recently reported from Tasmania are reviewed. The cohort analysis was based on 4103 infants born between 1 January 1988 and 1 December 1990 assessed as being at high risk at birth, of whom 29 later died of SIDS. A matched analysis which controlled for infant birthweight and maternal age indicated that prone sleeping position was associated with an increased risk of SIDS (OR 3.92, 95% Cl [1.37-11.24]). The case-control study was based on all (n = 55) Tasmanian SIDS death from October 1989 to April 1991 and matched live controls. The unadjusted odds ratio for prone position and SIDS was 5.04 (95% Cl [2.29-..

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