SIDS Affects Sacramento County’s African-American Babies At Alarmingly High Rates
Sacramento's community leaders are spearheading an effort to combat the problem.
The Sacramento Bee:
Black Babies Die In Sleep At Higher Rates In Sacramento. Why? And Can We Fix It?
Renée Walker is among dozens of African American women in Sacramento County who have lost their children to sudden unexpected infant death in recent years. Black babies in Sacramento County were about five times more likely to die in their sleep than white babies between 2010 and 2015, according to a Sacramento Bee review of California death certificates. They were about seven times more likely to die in their sleep than Latino babies. No Asian babies died during sleep in Sacramento County during that period. (Caiola, 8/30)