Reductions in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Differ by Race/Ethnicity — Physician’s First Watch

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May 15, 2017

Reductions in Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Differ by Race/Ethnicity

By the Editors

Rates of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) fell for all racial/ethnic groups from 1995 to 2013, but reductions were statistically significant only in non-Hispanic blacks, Hispanics, and Asian/Pacific Islanders, a Pediatrics study finds. SUID rates were highest for American Indian/Alaska Natives and non-Hispanic blacks throughout the period.

Dr. John D. Cowden of NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine offers his take on the findings at the link below.

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