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Age and Season of Birth in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in North Carolina 1982-87: No Interaction

Citation

Leiss, Jack K. & Suchindran, Chirayath M. (1993). Age and Season of Birth in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in North Carolina 1982-87: No Interaction. American Journal of Epidemiology, 137(2), 207-12.

Abstract

Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a major cause of death in the postneonatal period. SIDS peaks in the winter and at age 3 months. The hypothesis that season and age interact to determine SIDS survival was tested in race-specific hazards models that included an interaction term for season of birth and survival time. The study population was the 1982-1984 and 1985-1987 North Carolina birth cohorts. The interaction term had null effect in all models, indicating that season and age are independent determinants of SIDS survival. These results may be confounded by exposure to cigarette smoke, for which no data were available.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a116661

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Leiss, Jack K.
Suchindran, Chirayath M.

Year Published

1993

Volume Number

137

Issue Number

2

Pages

207-12

Reference ID

45