Facts & 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.
Other types of SUID deaths are due to:
- Medical illness
- Accidents, homicide
- Congenital anomalies
- Suffocation and strangulation
- Undetermined/ Unknown.