Table 6

Correct responses to prompted infant sleep statements, with risk group comparisons

Statement*Total (%), n=400Higher risk for SIDS (%), n=48Lower risk for SIDS (%), n=352OR (95% CI)p Value
1. High temperature373 (93.3)44 (91.7)329 (93.5)1.30 (0.43 to 3.94)0.55†
2. Sofa cosleeping342 (85.5)42 (87.5)300 (85.2)0.82 (0.33 to 2.04)0.67
3. Alcohol and bed sharing383 (95.8)46 (95.8)337 (95.7)0.98 (0.22 to 4.41)1.00†
4. Tummy sleeping306 (76.5)31 (64.6)275 (78.1)1.96 (1.03 to 3.73)0.038
5. Prem and bed sharing274 (68.5)29 (60.4)245 (69.6)1.50 (0.80 to 2.79)0.19
6. Back sleeping366 (91.5)42 (87.5)324 (92.0)1.65 (0.65 to 4.23)0.27†
7. Smoke-free baby399 (99.8)48 (100.0)351 (99.7)NA1.000†
8. Side sleeping198 (49.5)23 (47.9)175 (49.7)1.08 (0.59 to 1.97)0.82
9. Own room first 6 months376 (94.0)44 (91.7)332 (94.3)1.52 (0.49 to 4.62)0.51†
10. Soft mattress safer199 (49.8)18 (37.5)181 (51.4)1.76 (0.95 to 3.28)0.07
11. Breast feeding best310 (77.5)38 (79.2)272 (77.3)0.89 (0.42 to 1.88)0.77
12. Smoking and bed sharing371 (92.8)41 (85.4)330 (93.8)2.56 (1.03 to 6.37)0.06†
13. Tuck blankets in260 (65.0)27 (56.3)233 (66.2)1.52 (0.83 to 2.81)0.18
14. Smoking during pregnancy328 (82.2)31 (64.6)297 (84.6)2.96 (1.53 to 5.72)<0.001
  • *For full statement wording see table 1.

  • †Fisher’s exact p values are used for cells with expected count less than 5.

  • NA, not applicable; SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome.