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 infographic below provide statistics on SUID/SIDS rates. Click the image to access an enlarged PDF. 


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