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WHO to revamp statistics to include sudden infant death syndrome

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7432.128-d (Published 15 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:128
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The World Health Organization is to review its statistical classification system by creating a specific category for recording sudden deaths among children and young adults.

    The move to clearly identify a phenomenon that has been estimated to claim up to eight lives a week in the United Kingdom comes after a campaign by Linda McAvan and Catherine Stihler, two British Labour members of the European parliament (BMJ …

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