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Posted by Julee Oakley
on November 30, 1999 at 17:59:48:
Please visit the Cot Life 2000 Sites, the cause of cot death / SIDS has been discovered and something can be done to prevent it, please help this campaign, please spread the word about Cot Life 2000, maybe you would like to link with us, many thanks Julee and the parents of the Cot Life Society U.K http://www.cotlife2000.com http://www.criblife2000.com http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Trail/5955/
Please sign our guest book. ICQ 43167049.
T J Sprott OBE 10 Combes Road
MSc PhD FNZIC Remuera
Consulting Chemist Auckland 5
Forensic Scientist NEW ZEALAND
Phone & Fax
12 November 1999
48% REDUCTION IN NEW ZEALAND COT DEATH RATE
SINCE COMMENCEMENT OF MATTRESS-WRAPPING
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Dr Jim Sprott has welcomed the release of provisional cot death
statistics which show a continuing reduction in the New Zealand
cot death rate. Provisional 1998 cot death figures published
today by the Ministry of Health show a 21% reduction in the
incidence of cot death compared with 1997.
Since late 1994 Dr Sprott has publicised mattress-wrapping for
cot death prevention.
Prior to the commencement of mattress-wrapping, the New Zealand
cot death rate was substantially static and was the highest in
the world. However, since the commencement of mattress-wrapping,
the rate has fallen by 48%.
"This 48% reduction in the New Zealand cot death rate cannot be
attributed to orthodox cot death prevention advice," said Dr
Sprott. "There has been no material change in that advice since
1992. Mattress-wrapping is the only new item of cot death
prevention advice publicised in New Zealand since 1994."
During the years 1995 to 1998 inclusive, over 350 cot deaths
occurred in New Zealand, but there has been no reported cot death
on any mattress wrapped to Dr Sprott's specifications for cot
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