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Baby Check and the Avon infant mortality study.
  1. T J Cole,
  2. R E Gilbert,
  3. P J Fleming,
  4. C J Morley,
  5. P T Rudd,
  6. P J Berry
  1. MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge.


    Thirty seven sudden, unexpected infant deaths from the Avon study were scored retrospectively for serious illness using a modified version of Baby Check. Three cases (8%) scored very highly. In a small proportion of sudden deaths, Baby Check could have identified serious illness before death and led to hospital admission.

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