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Table 3 Frequency and duration of usual shared sleep practice

From: Infant care practices and parent uptake of safe sleep messages: a cross-sectional survey in Queensland, Australia

  n = 3286 (%)
Frequency of shared sleep (missing = 55)
 Every night/normal routine 487 (14.8)
 Most nights (4–6/week) 237 (7.2)
 Some nights (2–3/week) 240 (7.3)
 Occasionally (about 1/week) 1081 (32.9)
 Rarely (less than 1/week) 398 (12.1)
 Other 51 (1.6)
 Baby has never shared sleep surface 792 (24.1)
Average time of shared sleep (missing = 105)
 Less than 1 h 745 (23.0)
 1–3 h 958 (29.6)
 4–6 h 322 (10.0)
 More than 6 h 415 (12.8)
 Baby has never shared sleep surface 796 (24.6)