Facts and Figures

  • SIDS is the leading cause of death for babies 1 month to 1 year of age. 

  • 90% of SIDS death occur before the baby is 6 months of age. Most SIDS death occur between 1-4 months of age. 

  • Approximately 4,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in U.S. every year. 50% are due to SIDS. Deaths due to SIDS declined by more than 53% since 1990.

  • Slightly more boys die of SIDS than girls, although the reason is unknown. 

The Information above has been adapted from the CDC. To learn more about SIDS and SUID, visit the CDC website.