Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Overall, the number of children who died due to accidents decreased 29% from 2000 to 2009.
Since the Back-to-Sleep campaign kickoff in 1994, fewer SIDS infants are found prone, and almost all had at least one defined risk factor.
About one in six U.S. adults regularly engages in binge drinking, which accounts for more than 40,000 alcohol-related deaths every year, the CDC reports.
Does the supine position increase an infant's choking risk? Are babies really more comfortable sleeping on their bellies? At what age do pacifiers lead to dental problems?
National recommendations for SIDS prevention are too general and do not address individual environmental and cultural factors that may influence risk.