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Risk Factors for Infant Safe Sleep

Risk Factors

Risk factors for SIDS include maternal smoking, environmental tobacco smoke, overheating/overbundling, having soft items in baby's sleeping area, being male, being 2-4 months of age.

African American and American Indian/Alaskan Natives have higher incidence of SIDS and other sleep-related deaths.

Related Risk Factors Indicators:

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Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:23 MST