More “cot deaths” occur in day care than at home

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 02 September 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:529
  1. Scot Gottlieb
  1. New York

    Many cases of the sudden infant death syndrome (cot deaths) occur in day care settings, where carers may be less aware of the importance of putting babies to sleep on their backs, new research has found.

    In a study of 1916 cases of the sudden infant death syndrome in 11 US states, researchers found that about 20 —391 deaths—occurred in day care settings. The biggest risk seemed to be in home day …

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