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Sudden unexpected infant death in Auckland: a retrospective case review.

Authors
  • Hutchison, B Lynne1
  • Rea, Charlotte
  • Stewart, Alistair W
  • Koelmeyer, Timothy D
  • Tipene-Leach, David C
  • Mitchell, Edwin A
  • 1 Department of Paediatrics, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. , (New Zealand)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Paediatrica
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2011
Volume
100
Issue
8
Pages
1108–1112
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2011.02221.x
PMID: 21332785
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Bedsharing was associated with a high proportion of SUDI cases, especially in the youngest infants, and non-supine sleep positions were common. There is a need to enhance SUDI prevention messages and consider innovative ways of promoting safe sleeping environment and supine sleep position in Māori and Pacific communities.

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