Table 5

Significant multivariate findings for clinical characteristics of explained SUDI cases and control infants

Explained SUDIControlsModel 1 Clinical features onlyModel 2 Including other factors
n%n%OR (95% CI)p ValueOR (95% CI)p Value
Neonatal problems26/6937.736/27812.93.83 (1.29 to 11.36)0.024.64 (1.34 to 16.03)0.02
Episode of lifelessness9/6114.810/2883.57.79 (1.59 to 38.12)0.0116.81 (2.52 to 112.3)0.004
Hospital admission29/6643.943/28814.93.41 (1.12 to 10.36)0.033.71 (0.89 to 15.47)0.07
Baby Check (> 7)30/6149.222/2887.613.43 (4.86 to 37.15)< 0.000131.20 (6.93 to 140.5)< 0.0001
  • In model 2 the following factors are controlled for: sex, maternal age, parity, previous stillbirths and deaths, parental unemployment, maternal smoking during pregnancy, parental estimation of postnatal exposure to tobacco smoke, intention to breast feed, moving accommodation, recent maternal alcohol consumption, partner's use of illegal drugs.

  • CI, confidence interval; OR, odds ratio; SUDI, sudden unexpected death in infancy.