Risk of cot death in babies of British teen mothers is still high

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 25 August 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4673
  1. Nayanah Siva
  1. 1London

    The rate of unexplained deaths of infants is much higher among teenage mothers than among older mothers, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

    The figures show that the number of cot deaths in England and Wales fell by about 20% from 2004 to 2008, to a total of 281.

    In 2008 the rate was highest among babies of mothers …

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