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General Information On SIDS
General Information On S.I.D.S.

* SIDS, aka "crib death", is the death of a baby younger than one year old without a known cause.

* It is the leading cause of death for babies up to a year old.

* In the occurrence of SIDS, a baby is found dead in his/her crib after being laid down for a nap.

* No diagnostic test or exam can predict whether a baby is likely to die of SIDS.

The following chart shows the U.S. Annual SIDS Rate per 1000 Live Births: