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Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in risk of sudden infant death syndrome, other causes of infant mortality, and stillbirth in Scotland: population based study

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  • Economics
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Untitled Enlighten – Research publications by members of the University of Glasgow http://eprints.gla.ac.uk Wood, A.M., Pasupathy, D., Pell, J.P., Fleming, M., and Smith, G.C.S. (2012) Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in risk of sudden infant death syndrome, other causes of infant mortality, and stillbirth in Scotland: population based study. British Medical Journal, 344 . e1552. ISSN 0959-8138 Copyright © 2012 The Authors http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/61574/ Deposited on: 13th December 2012 Trends in socioeconomic inequalities in risk of sudden infant death syndrome, other causes of infantmortality, and stillbirth in Scotland: population based study OPEN ACCESS Angela M Wood lecturer 1, Dharmintra Pasupathy NIHR clinical lecturer 2, Jill P Pell professor 3, Michael Fleming statistician 4, Gordon C S Smith professor 5 1Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK; 2Women’s Health Academic Centre, King’s Health Partners, King’s College London, London SE1 7EH; 3Public Health Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ; 4Information Services Division, NHS National Services Scotland, Edinburgh EH12 9EB; 5Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 0SW Abstract Objectives To compare changes in inequalities in sudden infant death syndrome with other causes of infant mortality and stillbirth in Scotland, 1985-2008. Design Retrospective cohort study. Setting Scotland 1985-2008, analysed by four epochs of six years. Participants Singleton births of infants with birth weight >500 g born at 28-43 weeks’ gestation. Main outcomemeasures Sudden infant death syndrome, other causes of postneonatal infant death, neonatal death, and stillbirth. Odds ratios expressed as the association across the range of seven categories of Carstairs deprivation score. Results The association between deprivation and the risk of

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