Local rate for SIDS deaths continues high
Parents can reduce risks related to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
SNOHOMISH COUNTY --- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of unexpected infant deaths in Snohomish County, according to the county’s Child Death Review Committee. Of 4,826 births between January and July this year, eight babies died of SIDS, similar to the number of SIDS deaths in the same span of 2001. These figures are double the SIDS deaths in recent years. From 1988 through 2000, the incidence rate of SIDS (deaths per 1000 live births) declined in Snohomish County and statewide.
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