Table 2

Characteristics remaining significantly associated with awareness of safe sleeping programme messages in multivariable analysis

Prompted awareness
Correct multi-choice selection of the current 6 key messages
OR (95% CI)
Maternal age
 24 years or younger1.00
 25 years or older1.88 (1.41 to 2.52)
Marital status
 Single (never married, separated, widowed)1.00
 Partnered (married/de facto)1.55 (1.07 to 2.24)
Country of birth
 Overseas born1.00
 Australian born1.36 (1.11 to 1.67)
Education level*
 Less than tertiary completed1.00
 Tertiary completed2.13 (1.75 to 2.58)
Model of maternity care†
 Private1.35 (1.13 to 1.63)
Heard of terms SUDI and SIDS
 Yes2.04 (1.36 to 3.07)
  • *Tertiary education in Australia includes training completed in both higher education (including universities leading to a Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree) or vocational education and training (providing certificate and diploma qualifications).

  • †Australia’s healthcare system has two models: the public health system where Australian public access care for free or at a lower cost via a tax-funded scheme, and the private health system where health service providers are owned and managed privately and services provided at the expense of the client.

  • SIDS, sudden infant death syndrome; SUDI, sudden unexpected death in infancy.