Table 3

Accurate unprompted responses for SIDS risk reduction by higher and lower risk groups

Accurate responseTotal (%)Higher risk for SIDS (%)Lower risk for SIDS (%)OR (95% CI)p Value
Sleep position*206/400 (51.5)16/48 (33.3)190/352 (54)2.35 (1.24 to 4.43)p=0.007
Feet to foot187/400 (46.8)17/48 (35.4)170/352 (48.3)1.70 (0.91 to 3.19)p=0.09
Not too hot164/400 (41.0)17/48 (35.4)147/352 (41.8)1.31 (0.69 to 2.45)p=0.40
No smoking108/400 (27.0)19/48 (39.6)89/352 (25.3)1.52 (0.28 to 0.96)p=0.04
No loose blankets61/400 (15.3)9/48 (18.8)52/352 (14.8)0.75 (0.34 to 1.64)p=0.47
Same room48/400 (12.0)4/48 (8.3)44/352 (12.5)1.57 (0.54 to 4.59)p=0.40
No pillows21/400 (5.3)0/48 (0.0)21/352 (5.9)NAp=0.09†
Do not bed share105/400 (26.3)14/48 (29.2)91/352 (25.9)1.18 (0.61 to 2.30)p=0.62
No sofa cosleeping15/400 (3.8)0/48 (0.0)15/352 (4.3)NAp=0.23†
No alcohol/drugs12/400 (3.0)2/48 (4.2)10/352 (2.8)0.67 (0.14 to 3.17)p=0.64†
No toys in cot11/400 (2.8)3/48 (6.3)8/352 (2.3)0.35 (0.09 to 1.36)p=0.13†
Breast feed10/400 (2.5)1/48 (2.1)9/352 (2.6)0.23 (0.15 to 9.95)p=1.00†
Use a dummy10/400 (2.5)3/48 (6.3)7/352 (2.0)0.30 (0.08 to 1.22)0.11†
  • *‘Sleep on back’ and ‘Not prone for sleep’ were combined as ‘mentioning sleeping position.’

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

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