4386.0 - Survey of Infant Sleeping Positions, Australia, Jul 1992  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/01/1993   
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Provides information about the sleeping positions of children aged less than two years.

Recent medical research has suggested that the sleeping position of infants is a factor affecting the risk of death due to SIDS. The research suggests that those infants who sleep on their stomach (prone) have a higher risk of SIDS deaths than those who sleep in other positions. The survey was conducted to identify the patterns of sleeping positions and to enable the targeting of relevant education programs for parents and carers.

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