SIDS Program Manual SIDS & Infant Death Program Manual and Trainer's Guide Trainer's Guide

What is SIDS?

Non-Modifiable Risk Factors

Risk Factors

There are certain risk factors such as age range and gender that are non-modifiable. However, there are other non-modifiable risk factors such as maternal smoking, low birth weight, prematurity and maternal alcohol and drug use that are important to public health prevention and awareness activities that aim to decrease teen pregnancy and increase access to quality prenatal care and information because healthy mothers and pregnancies have a greater likelihood of producing good birth outcomes and infants who survive.52

To prevent many non-modifiable risk factors, risk behaviors need to be addressed before
and during women’s pregnancies.