CitationLeiss, 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.
AbstractIn 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.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Epidemiology
Author(s)Leiss, Jack K.
Butts, John D.
Suchindran, Chirayath M.