Table 1

Demographics, history, investigations, cardiac testing and final diagnosis in the 3 cases in which a genetic variant (all R1193Q in SCN5A) was identified during the prospective (‘unselected’) study period

IDAgeAncestryCircumstances of deathSleeping arrangementSleep positionSIDS categoryPrevious medical historyCardiac tests during lifeFamily history of syncope or SIDSSocial historyNo. of family members investigatedFinal cardiac diagnosis
35 monthsAsianFound deceased in bedOwn cotSupineSIDS IBNil. Full termNilNoNo adverse social factors0Uncertain
41 monthsPacific IslandFound deceased in bedNot statedSupineSIDS IBNilNilNoUnknown0Uncertain
6<1 monthsMaoriFound deceased in bedCo-sleepingNot statedSIDS IINilNilNoadverse0Uncertain
  • SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome.