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Indicator Report - Infant Safe Sleep

Why Is This Important?

Research has shown that placing babies on their backs to sleep is the most effective action that parents and caregivers can take to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Prevalence of Infant Sleeping Position on Back, Utah and Other States, 2010

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Indicator of whether baby is most often laid on his or her back to sleep.

Data Notes

New York data do not include New York City.

Data Sources

CPONDER - CDC's PRAMS On-line Data for Epidemiologic Research.

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Percentage of women who reported their newborn infants sleep on their backs.

How We Calculated the Rates

Numerator: Number of new mothers who reported that their newborn infant sleeps on his or her back.
Denominator: Number of Utah women with a live birth.

Page Content Updated On 06/20/2013, Published on 10/15/2013
The information provided above is from the Utah Department of Health's Center for Health Data IBIS-PH web site ( The information published on this website may be reproduced without permission. Please use the following citation: "Retrieved Mon, 06 July 2015 14:17:27 from Utah Department of Health, Center for Health Data, Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health Web site:".

Content updated: Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:09:24 MST