The following pool of research seeks to inform readers about SUDI so that the community is best informed about its associated risk factors.

This research effectively informs our key messaging around SUDI, which is disseminated to a range of stakeholders including whānau, communities and health professionals.

Sapere - SUDI Literature Review

Jo Esplin, Emma Doust and Jo Prince


Literature review of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infants, prepared for the Ministry of Health

Sapere - Report on Hui on the development of a National Safe Sleep Programme

Jo Esplin, Lisa Cherrington, Rebecca Rippon, Emma Doust, Jo Prince


Report prepared for the Ministry of Health on Hui on the development of a National Safe Sleep Programme

No bed sharing or safer bed sharing?

Göran Wennergren


Results from the New Zealand cot death study played a pivotal role in the introduction of advice to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in the early 1990s. Advice to abandon the prone sleeping position for infants was followed by a dramatic reduction in the incidence of SIDS and post-neonatal mortality in New Zealand, as well in the other countries that followed the country’s example. However, as described by Mitchell et al in this issue, the decline in post-neonatal mortality in New Zealand plateaued in the 2000s.

The recent fall in postperinatal mortality in New Zealand and the Safe Sleep programme

Edwin A. Mitchell, Stephanie Cowan, David Tipene-Leach


Postneonatal mortality rates changed very little from 2000 until recently. There has been a decrease in mortality in New Zealand from 2009 to 2015. This study describes an infant Safe Sleep programme and postulates it is the cause for the recent decrease in deaths

Parental Smoking During Pregnancy - Findings from the Growing Up in New Zealand Cohort

Gayl Humphrey, Chris Bullen, Fiona Rossen, Natalie Walker


This document is the final output of the Smoking in Pregnancy project competed by the National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI). It provides an analysis of the Growing Up in New Zealand antenatal (Wave 1) data. NIHI identifies key findings and conclusions.

Growing Up in New Zealand: Vulnerability Report 2: Transitions in exposure to vulnerability in the first 1000 days of life

Susan M. B. Morton, Polly E. Atatoa Carr, Cameron C. Grant, Sarah D. Berry, Jatender Mohal, Avinesh Pillai


Better decisions can be made for children when the conditions which cause them adverse effects and long-term harm are understood. This can inform public policies which aim to prevent, reverse, or mitigate these adverse effects.

BMJ - A qualitative analysis of messages to promote smoking cessation among pregnant woman

Janet Hoek, Heather Gifford, Ninya Maubach, Rhiannon Newcombe


 Although aware that smoking while pregnant presents serious risks to their unborn children, some women continue to smoke and rationalise their dissonance rather than quit. We explored metaphors women used to frame smoking and quitting, then developed cessation messages that drew on these metaphors and examined the perceived effectiveness of these.