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Table 5 Top-ranked SUID Factors between Asian and Western Geo-cultures

From: Cultural variation in factors associated with sudden infant death during sleep

TRM Asian cultures (nā€‰=ā€‰38) Western cultures (nā€‰=ā€‰180)
Rank Factors n (%) Rank Factors n (%)
TRM1: Vulnerability of infant 1 Brainstem problems 15 (39.5) 1 Prenatal smoking 63 (35.0)
2 Arousal issues 11 (28.9) 2 Male sex 60 (33.3)
3 Male sex 7 (18.4) 3 Short gestation 50 (27.8)
4 NICU stay 5 (13.2) 4 Ethnicity 38 (21.1)
5 Genetics 4 (10.5) 5 Genetics 17 (9.4)
TRM 2: Exogenous stressors 1 Sleep position 14 (36.8) 1 Sleep position 82 (45.6)
2 Apnea; infection 9 (23.7) 2 Environmental smoking;
bed-sharing
43 (23.9)
4 Bed-sharing; outside temperature; Vaccination 5 (13.2) 4 Maternal age 40 (22.2)
5 Feeding type 36 (20.0)
6 Breastfeeding 34 (18.9)