Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome


A group of researchers from the Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City (USA).UU.), has studied the risk factors involved in the sudden infant death syndrome, a condition that occurs while the baby sleeps, and has been able to observe how these factors vary little will grow. The authors have published an article in Pediatrics in which you have explained is the factor most commonly associated with this type of death until four months of age sharing bed with an adult person or a domestic animal; and since the four to 12 months the biggest risk is that baby turn is in the cradle and place on any object - a Teddy, a pillow--that can cause suffocation.
The factor most frequently associated with the sudden infant death syndrome until four months of age was sharing bed with an adult person or a domestic animal
A national database in which were registered infant deaths in 24 States, and included the deaths of more than 8,000 babies because of the syndrome of sudden death, suffocation, or accidental strangulation during sleep was used in the research.
The researchers found that although there were risk factors common to all children, these vary depending on the age of their age. For example, approximately 70% of the babies slept accompanied at the time of his death, but while this was the case in 74% of the smaller, older babies is reduced to 59%. Differences were also found in the presence of objects together with children, present in 34% of children breastfeeding, and 40% in the elderly.
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