International Journal of Pediatrics / 2014 / Article / Tab 4

Review Article

Is “Bed Sharing” Beneficial and Safe during Infancy? A Systematic Review

Table 4

GRADE evidence table for assessment of bed share versus no bed share for neonates.

Quality assessmentSummary of findings
Participants (studies) Followup Risk of bias Inconsistency Indirectness Imprecision Publication bias Overall quality of evidenceStudy event rates (%) Relative effect (95% CI)Anticipated absolute effects
With no bed shareWith bed shareRisk with no bed shareRisk difference with bed share (95% CI)

Sudden infant death syndrome (critical outcome, assessed with interview based)
(14 studies)
0–2 years
Serious1No serious inconsistencySeriousNo serious imprecisionUndetected VERY LOW 1 due to risk of bias, indirectness1148/10274 (11.2%)697/2798 (24.9%)OR 2.41 (2.02 to 2.88)Study population
112 SIDS per 1000121 more SIDS per 1000 (from 91 more to 154 more)

Breastfeeding (critical outcome, assessed with interview based)
(8 studies)
1–12 months
SeriousSeriousSeriousNo serious imprecisionUndetected VERY LOW due to risk of bias, inconsistency, indirectness, and large effect4255/8511 (50%)1419/2155 (65.8%)OR 3.09 (2.67 to 3.58)Study population
500 BF per 1000256 more BF per 1000 (from 228 more to 282 more)

Unclear in most of the studies.

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