ISPID - International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death
ISPID - International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death

International Society for the Study and Prevention of Perinatal and Infant Death

Definitions and Sources of Infant Mortality Statistics


Argentina

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Source: Office of Health Statistics and Information, Ministry of Health


Australia

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Austria

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year


Belgium

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year


Canada

  • SIDS rates include 1 week to 1 year
  • Sources: Statistics Canada, and Canadian WHO Statistical Information Services


England/Wales

  • SIDS rates include 1 week to 1 year
  • Source: Office for National Statistics


France

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year


Germany

  • SIDS rates include 1 week to 1 year
  • Source: Federal Office of Statistics


Ireland

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Source: Irish National Sudden Infant Death Register


Israel

  • Mortality rates by unspecified causes include birth to 1 year


Japan

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Sources: Statistics and Information Department, Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, Mother’s & Children’s Health Organization, Maternal and Child Health Statistics of Japan, March 29, 2006


Netherlands

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Source: Dutch Central Bureau of Statistics


New Zealand

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Source: New Zealand Health Information Service


Norway

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Source: Statistics Norway


Scotland

  • SIDS rates include 1 week to 1 year
  • Source: General Registrar’s Report


Sweden

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Sources: National Board of Health and Welfare, Sweden, Wennergren G, Alm B, Oyen N, et al. The decline in the incidence of SIDS in Scandinavia and its relation to risk-intervention campaigns. Acta Paediatr. 1997;86 (9):963-968.


USA

  • SIDS rates include birth to 1 year
  • Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 56, No. 10. Table 31, National Vital Statistics Reports, Vol. 55, No. 19, Table 30
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