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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as a Cause of Premature Mortality — United States, 1984 and 1985

JAMA. 1988;260(22):3255-3256. doi:10.1001/jama.1988.03410220025008.
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This is the first report that divides YPLL for persons of other races into Native Americans (American Indians, Aleuts, and Eskimos) and others (Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, Filipino, and others).
YPLL = T(65-(A/365.25)), where T = total number of infant deaths for subgroup (year, race, and sex) and A = average age at death in days for that subgroup.

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