What is SIDS?
Modifiable Risk Factors
Chart 1.3 : U.S. SIDS Rate and Sleep Position, 1985-2003
If we further explore the SIDS rate and sleep position we can demonstrate the impact of sleep position on the SIDS rate in the United States. The dark blue bars (1988-1991) are prior to the first AAP recommendation. The light blue bars (1992-1993) are immediately after the AAP recommendation. The gray bars (1994-present) are during the Back to Sleep campaign.