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cot death

the unexplained sudden death of an infant during sleep
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Cot deaths contributed to 79 newborns dying in Merseyside over the course of a decade.
The number of cot deaths has fallen hugely since the late 1980s, when the rate for England and Wales was two fatalities per 1,000 live births.
number of cot deaths by half and has been hailed as "a major public health success".
Cot death claims seven lives every week in the UK, said the charity.
Joyce Epstein, director of FSID, said: "With seven babies dying as cot deaths every week and the high proportion happening when sharing a bed ( especially when parents are smokers ( we must not be complacent.
MOST Ulster cot deaths are caused by boozy parents falling asleep and rolling over on their helpless tots, a top doctor has claimed.
Overall, there has been a dramatic drop in the rate of cot death in the UK since the early nineties, which researchers say could be due to some of the safety messages getting across successfully.
The researchers said some of the safety messages were getting across to parents and may have contributed to the continued fall in the cot death rate.
Of the 80 cot deaths, more than half occurred while cosleeping, compared to onefifth co-sleeping rate among both control groups.
It is estimated 81% of cot deaths among babies under three months with no other risk factors could have been prevented had they not slept in the same bed as their parents.
the Royal College of Midwives' education advisor, says: "Because we don't hear about cot death so much these days, it's sometimes not on parents' agenda, which is why it's important to have a guide that reminds people.
The figures are no higher than elsewhere in the region, but the West Midlands as a whole is a hotspot for cot deaths.