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Infant Death Rate for SIDS - 2010 Target: 0.25

 

Infant Death Rates for SIDS by Race

Pennsylvania Residents, 2000-2004

 

 

 

Infant Deaths Due to SIDS

Rates* and Numbers for Selected Demographics --

Pennsylvania Residents (2000-2004) and United States (2003)

 

                                                             Pennsylvania                               U.S.
 

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2003
  Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate No. Rate
Infant Death Rate for SIDS 0.7 100 0.6 81 0.5 73 0.5 74 0.6 81 0.53
                       
Males 0.8 57 0.6 44 0.6 46 0.6 45 0.7 53 0.61
Females 0.6 43 0.5 37 0.4 27 0.7 29 0.4 28 0.44
Whites 0.4 48 0.3 36 0.4 42 0.4 49 0.4 49 0.44
Blacks 2.5 50 2.2 44 1.4 28 1.1 22 1.5 29 1.07
Hispanics DSU 5 DSU 6 DSU 7 0.9 10 DSU 3 0.26
Asians/Pacific Islanders DSU 1 DSU 1 DSU 1 DSU 1 DSU 1 0.28

*Infant deaths due to SIDS per 1,000 live births

 

NOTE: Hispanics can be of any race.  The above statistics and additional data for Healthy People 2010 objectives can also be found at www.health.state.pa.us/stats (select Healthy People 2010 Statistics.)  
DSU = Data statistically unreliable (less than 10 events.)

 

 

 

Pennsylvania - Infant Deaths by Cause - 2001 

   

Total Infant

Infant 28 to 364 Days

Cause of Death

Deaths

% of

Total

Cause of Death

Deaths

% of

Total

Congenital    Anomalies

187

18.0

SIDS

71

23.5

Short Gestation, Fetal Malnutrition

179

17.2

Congenital Anomalies

43

14.2

Maternal  Complications

161

15.5

Accidents

17

5.6

SIDS

81

7.8

Diseases of the

Circulatory System

16

5.3

Respiratory   Conditions

79

7.6

Septicemia

11

3.6

Placenta/Membrane Complications

49

4.7

Diseases of the Nervous System

11

3.6

Perinatal Period Infections

32

3.1

Assault (Homicide)

10

3.3

Diseases of the Circulatory System

23

2.2

Diseases of the Digestive System

10

3.3

Accidents

22

2.1

Respiratory Conditions

8

2.6

Intrauterine Hypoxia & Asphyxia

18

1.7

Pnuemonia/ Influenza

8

2.6

All

Other

207

20.1

All

Other

97

32.4

Total Pennsylvania

1,038

 

Total Pennsylvania

302

 

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Health

 

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