Cause of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome Shifts in US

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[Source: Medical X-Press]

From 1999 to 2015 there was a small reduction in the rate of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), according to a study published online Feb. 12 in Pediatrics.Alexa B. Erck Lambert, M.P.H., from the DB Consulting Group Inc. in Silver Spring, Md., and colleagues used data from U.S. mortality files to examine national and state-specific SUID rates (deaths per 100,000 live births) for 1990 to 2015. Infants with an underlying cause of death, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), unknown cause, or accidental suffocation and strangulation (ASSB) were included as SUID.

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