Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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SIDS Incidence

Facts about SIDS:

  • SIDS is the most common cause of death for infants between the ages of 2 months and 1 year.
  • It is responsible for 3 out of 10 infant deaths in this age group.
  • Nearly 3 out of every 2,000 children born in the US are victims of SIDS.
  • The number of SIDS cases in the US decreased more than 40% between 1990 and 2000.

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Last Updated: Jul 10, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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