Alaska’s rate of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) is consistently about 1.8 times the U.S. rate and, similar to the U.S., has not improved in the last 2 decades. Of the 53 deaths classified as SUID between 2016 and 2018, 46 were determined to be related to sleeping or the sleep environment by the Alaska Maternal and Child Death Review (MCDR) Committee. This factsheet provides information on the characteristics of Sleep Related Infant Deaths in Alaska and is intended for professionals who provide perinatal and infant health care and supportive services to Alaskans.

View the factsheet here .