Bed sharing and smoking in the sudden infant death syndrome

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6922.204b (Published 15 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:204
  1. I S Farooqi,
  2. G Y H Lip,
  3. D G Beevers
  1. Department of Medicine, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH.

    EDITOR, - R Scragg and colleagues report that if a Maori mother smokes and shares her infant's bed the infant's risk of dying of the sudden infant death syndrome is increased.1 Their suggestion that bed sharing increases the risk of the syndrome even in the absence of maternal smoking, however, needs to be considered with caution. In the authors' previous report the relative risk associated with bed sharing in Maoris was 1.4, and this …

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