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Study finds stalled decline in SUID prevalence in the US

Researchers found that the rate of sudden unexpected infant deaths in the US dropped from 154.6 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to 92.4 per 100,000 in 2015, with a 44.6% decline from 1990 to 1998 but only a 7% decrease from 1999 to 2015. Sudden infant death syndrome prevalence declined by 35.8% while the rate accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed rose by 183.8% during the same period, according to the study in Pediatrics.

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