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Interesting article about SIDS [Nov. 20th, 2005|12:58 pm]
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Testosterone May Play Role in SIDS

Does anyone have any information on the number of males comapred to females who have died due to SIDS? I know that more research still needs to be done, but it would be interesting to see if more male babies die of SIDS compared to females.

From: paulisdead
2005-11-21 01:36 am (UTC)


60% to 40% is the usual quoted number it seems. This cdc website says:
"YPLL was 144,882 for white males; 92,057 for white females; "

and this recent australian article speaks in more detail regarding the study, and the average 73 sids deaths per year there
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From: paulisdead
2005-11-21 01:45 am (UTC)

Re: well..

wiki always has a good summary:
0.05% of babies die from unknown causes (SIDS), although the risk to children of smoking mothers is 3X higher
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