SIDS rates drop following public health campaign, study finds

Data from sudden infant death syndrome cases in San Diego County before and after the 1994 initiation of the "Back to Sleep" campaign showed that the rate of SIDS-related deaths for every 1,000 births fell from about 1.34 in 1991 to 0.64 in 2008. In the journal Pediatrics, researchers said that 38% of the babies who died were sharing a bed while 45% were sleeping in an adult bed.

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