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Re: “Age and Season of Birth in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in North Carolina, 982-1987: No Interaction”; The Authors Reply

Citation

Leiss, Jack K.; Tyson, D.; Butts, John D.; & Suchindran, Chirayath M. (1994). Re: "Age and Season of Birth in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in North Carolina, 982-1987: No Interaction"; The Authors Reply. American Journal of Epidemiology, 140(7), 667.

Abstract

In a recent report, Leiss and Suchindran (1) stated that the autopsy confirmation rate for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in North Carolina was between 75 percent and 83 percent. These figures were based on the item on the North Carolina death certificate that asks whether autopsy findings were used in determining the cause of death. It seems likely that these data are biased in the direction of underreporting, since state law permits and the policy of the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office requires autopsies on all deaths designated as SIDS.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a117313

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

1994

Journal Title

American Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Leiss, Jack K.
Tyson, D.
Butts, John D.
Suchindran, Chirayath M.