Sudden infant death syndrome and maternal smoking

Michael Malloy, H. J. Hoffman, D. R. Peterson

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Data from Missouri for the period 1980 to 1985 suggest a dose-response relationship between smoking during pregnancy and the incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). However, data from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development SIDS Cooperative Epidemiological Study did not support a dose-response relationship. Neither the Missouri data nor the Cooperative Study data support a relationship between the age of occurrence of SIDS and smoking during pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1380-1382
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1992


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Malloy, M., Hoffman, H. J., & Peterson, D. R. (1992). Sudden infant death syndrome and maternal smoking. American Journal of Public Health, 82(10), 1380-1382.