Patient Information – Learning About SIDS: FAQs
Incidence of SUID and SIDS
Approximately 4,500 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly in U.S. every year. 50% are due to SIDS. Other SUID deaths are due to: medical illness, accidents, homicide, congenital anomalies, suffocation and strangulation, undetermined, unknown. Deaths due to SIDS declined by more than 53% since 1990.