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The epidemiology of sudden infant death syndrome
  1. J. F. Murphy1,
  2. R. G. Newcombe2,
  3. J. R. Sibert3
  1. Department of Child Health, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
  2. Department of Medical Statistics, Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff
  3. Llandough Hospital, Penarth, South Glamorgan


    Ninety-nine cases of sudden infant death syndrome were identified among 47 413 liveborn deliveries to Cardiff residents during the years 1965-73 and 1975-77. Nineteen predictive factors available on the Cardiff Birth Survey record were evaluated individually and jointly in terms of their power to identify risk of sudden and unexpected infant death.

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