Sudden infant death syndrome among Asians in Britain

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6963.1232a (Published 05 November 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1232
  1. I S Farooqi,
  2. G Y H Lip,
  3. D G Beevers
  1. Department of Medicine, City Hospital, Birmingham B18 7QH

    EDITOR, - John Knighton and K Knighton comment that much popular literature advises parents to put their babies in positions that may increase the risk of the sudden infant death syndrome.1 Our study of infant care practices among Asians supports the observation that sleeping position and the aetiology of the syndrome are related.2 The fact that the incidence of the syndrome among Asians in Britain is less than half that in the white population …

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