Sudden unexpected death in infancy and socioeconomic status: a systematic review
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Sudden unexpected death in infancy and socioeconomic status: a systematic review. JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH, 58 (5). pp. 366-373. ISSN 0143-005XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jech.2003.011551
This paper aimed to systematically review observational studies documenting the relation between sudden unexpected death in infancy and socioeconomic status. A search of two electronic databases (Medline 1966 to November 2002; Embase 1981 to November 2002) yielded 52 case-control or cohort studies meeting the inclusion criteria. An increased risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy was reported in 51 studies and 32 of 33 studies reporting graded measures of socioeconomic status showed a dose-response relation of sudden death with socioeconomic status. Of the 10 studies in which adjustment was made for maternal smoking, socioeconomic status retained an independent effect on infant death in nine. The effect of socioeconomic status was also independent of birth weight in 10 of 11 studies and independent of sleeping position in two. The included studies reported a significant association of socioeconomic status with sudden unexpected death in infancy with risk of infant death increasing with greater exposure to adverse social circumstances. The findings support a significant role for adverse social circumstances in the pathways to sudden unexpected death in infancy.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH|
|Publisher:||B M J PUBLISHING GROUP|
|Official Date:||1 May 2004|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 366-373|
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