Healthy People 2010 Goals
Back sleeping and safe sleep environments are important contributors
to reducing deaths
from SIDS and suffocation as well as reducing overall infant
mortality. The Healthy People
2010 goals provide the following targets for SUID/SIDS programs
to strive for:
- Reduce deaths from SIDS from 0.72 death per 1,000 live
births in 1998 to 0.25
death per 1,000 live births in 2010.
- Increase the percentage
of healthy full-term infants who are put down to sleep on
their backs from 35 percent in 1996 to 70 percent in 2010.
accidental deaths caused by suffocation from 4.1 deaths per
population in 1998 to 3.0 deaths per 100,000 population in
- Reduce cigarette smoking among pregnant women from 11.4
percent in 2002 to no
more than 2 percent in 2010.