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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Local Meteorologic Temperature in North Carolina

Citation

Leiss, Jack K. & Suchindran, Chirayath M. (1996). Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Local Meteorologic Temperature in North Carolina. American Journal of Epidemiology, 144, 111-5.

Abstract

The association between meteorologic temperature and sudden infant death syndrome was investigated in the 1982-1983 North Carolina birth cohort. Maximum daily temperatures recorded at weather stations in the subject's county of residence for each day of the first year of life were entered into hazards models as time-dependent covariates. Risk ratios for a maximum temperature of < or = 53 degrees F (12 degrees C) 5 days before the event compared with a maximum temperature of > 53 degrees F were 2.3 (95% confidence interval 1.6-3.3) for blacks and 1.5(95% confidence interval 1.0-2.1) for whites. Similar results were found for minimum daily temperature. The analysis controlled for season of birth, sex, maternal age, maternal education, parity, and birth weight.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a008897

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Leiss, Jack K.
Suchindran, Chirayath M.

Year Published

1996

Volume Number

144

Pages

111-5

Reference ID

747