The largest number of children today living in the UK, Italy, Canada and the Netherlands.
This was reported by a group of researchers from the University of Warwick. The results of the study were published in the journal of Pediatrics.
For the sake of the experiment, the researchers analyzed data on nearly 8700 babies from different countries, including Germany, Denmark, Japan, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, the UK, and counted how many crying babies a day in different cultures.
According to their calculations, the time of mourning correspond to how often the children suffered from colic. So, in the UK they are suffering 28% of toddlers age 1-2 weeks in Canada — 34.1% by the age of 3-4 weeks, Italy — 20.9% age 8-9 weeks.
At the same time, scientists have found, where there are the most quiet children. It turned out that in Denmark, Germany and Japan were recorded the lowest rates. In Denmark children were suffering from colic 5.5% in 3-4 weeks, and in Germany, 6.7% in 3-4 weeks.
The researchers noted that can not give to certain causes of this difference. They range from less social inequality to greater parental responsibility in the care of the baby and genetic factors.
Scientists believe that further studies will help to identify the reasons why in some countries, children are less likely to suffer from colic and, therefore, less crying. This information may facilitate the lives of many families around the world.