Re: Gender differences

Bryant (
24 May 1995 19:06:04 -0600

In article <>,
Christine Malcom <> wrote:
>In article <3q0a1o$>, Bryant <> wrote:
>>Estimates range up to 1 in 10 for the number of SIDS deaths which are
>>actually covert infanticides. (References upon request, as always.)
>This is not universally true. In Cook county (chicago and suburbs)
>the medical examiner's office investigates all unexplained (or
>unsatisfactorily explained) infant deaths that occur at home. In fact,
>one of the criteria
>for a SIDS diagnosis is that a complete autopsy fails to find a cause of

Very interesting; thank you. I'd be interested in learning of other
cities with such statutes/policies regarding SIDS.

Do you know what those postmortum investigations reveal in terms of
percentage of infant deaths which are actually infanticide?