• 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. 


Other types of SUID deaths are due to:

  • Medical illness
  • Accidents, homicide
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Suffocation and strangulation
  • Undetermined/ Unknown.