First rise in cot deaths for five years

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 06 September 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:563
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The downward trend in the number of deaths from the sudden infant death syndrome in England and Wales was reversed in 1996, with a rise to 441 deaths, or 0.7 per 1000 live births, a slight increase on the 1995 figure of 0.6, which was the lowest ever recorded. Estimated figures of 43 cot deaths in Scotland and …

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