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The following is a list of SIDS and SUID related publications authored by CDC's Division of Reproductive Health. These publications are only a few of the scientific and technical materials available. We recommend that you review abstracts of our reports and other publications by using the resources of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service. PubMed is a searchable database that provides abstracts of biomedical articles and reports. You may also be able to obtain full text articles (some services may require subscriptions to view full text articles). If you are seeking less technical information, please use the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus, which offers a wide range of information on diseases, disorders, treatments, drugs, and preventive services.

Camperlengo LT, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Kim SY. Sudden infant death syndrome: diagnostic practices and investigative policies, 2004. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2010;[Epub 2010 Oct 27].

Dietz PM, England LJ, Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Tong VT, Farr SL, Callaghan WM. Infant morbidity and mortality attributable to prenatal smoking in the US. Am J Prev Med 2010;39(1):45–52.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Kim SY, Chu SY, Kahn E, Anderson RN. Using death certificates to characterize sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): opportunities and limitations. J Pediatr 2010;156(1):38–43.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Kimball M, Tomashek KM, Anderson RN, Blanding S. US infant mortality trends attributable to accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed from 1984 through 2004: are rates increasing? Pediatrics 2009;123(2):533–539.

Tomashek KM, Qin C, Hsia J, Iyasu S, Barfield WD, Flowers LM. Infant mortality trends and differences between American Indian/Alaska Native infants and white infants in the United States, 1989–1991 and 1998-2000. Am J Public Health 2006;96(12):2222–2227.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Tomashek KM, Anderson RN, Wingo J. Recent national trends in sudden, unexpected infant deaths: more evidence supporting a change in classification or reporting. Am J Epidemiol 2006;163(8):762–769.

Shapiro-Mendoza CK, Tomashek KM, Davis TW, Blanding SL. Importance of the infant death scene investigation for accurate and reliable reporting of SIDS. Arch Dis Child 2006;91(4):373.

Tomashek KM, Shapiro-Mendoza C, Davis TW. Commentary on investigation of sudden unexpected deaths in infancy. Forensic Sci Int 2005;155(2–3):231–232.

Tomashek KM, Shapiro-Mendoza C, Wingo J, Davis TW. National standard for Death-Scene Investigation of Sudden, Unexpected Infant Deaths in the United States. Pediatrics 2005;115(3):823–824.

Chapin RE, Robbins WA, Schieve LA, Sweeney AM, Tabacova SA, Tomashek KM. Off to a good start: the influence of pre- and periconceptional exposures, parental fertility, and nutrition on children's health. Environ Health Perspect 2004;112(1):69–78.

Kinney HC, Randall LL, Sleeper LA, Willinger M, Belliveau RA, Zec N, et al. Serotonergic brainstem abnormalities in Northern Plains Indians with the sudden infant death syndrome. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2003;62(11):1178–1191.

Hauck FR, Herman SM, Donovan M, Iyasu S, Merrick Moore C, Donoghue E, et al. Sleep environment and the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in an urban population: the Chicago Infant Mortality Study. Pediatrics 2003;111(5 Part 2):1207–1214.

Iyasu S, Randall LL, Welty TK, Hsia J, Kinney HC, Mandell F, et al. Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome among northern plains Indians. JAMA 2002;288(21):2717–2723.

Hauck FR, Moore CM, Herman SM, Donovan M, Kalelkar M, Christoffel KK, et al. The contribution of prone sleeping position to the racial disparity in sudden infant death syndrome: The Chicago Infant Mortality Study. Pediatrics 2002;110(4):772–780.

Randall LL, Krogh C, Welty TK, Willinger M, Iyasu S. The Aberdeen Indian Health Service infant mortality study: design, methodology, and implementation. Am Indian Alsk Native Ment Health Res 2001;10(1):1–20.

Adams EJ, Chavez GF, Steen D, Shah R, Iyasu S, Krous HF. Changes in the epidemiologic profile of sudden infant death syndrome as rates decline among California infants: 1990–1995. Pediatrics 1998;102(6):1445–1451.

Carmichael SL, Iyasu S. Changes in the black-white infant mortality gap from 1983 to 1991 in the United States. Am J Prev Med 1998;15(3):220–227.

Saraiya M, Serbanescu F, Rochat R, Berg CJ, Iyasu S, Gargiullo PM. Trends and predictors of infant sleep positions in Georgia, 1990 to 1995. Pediatrics 1998;102(3):E33.

Scott CL, Iyasu S, Rowley D, Atrash HK. Postneonatal mortality surveillance—United States, 1980–1994. MMWR 1998;47(2):15–30.

Carmichael SL, Iyasu S, Hatfield-Timajchy K. Cause-specific trends in neonatal mortality among black and white infants, United States, 1980–1995. Matern Child Health J 1998;2(2):67–76.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sudden infant death syndrome--United States, 1983–1994. MMWR 1996;45(40):859–863.

Rowley DL. Framing the debate: can prenatal care help to reduce the black-white disparity in infant mortality?.J Am Med Womens Assoc 1995;50(5):187–193.

Iyasu S, Hanzlick R, Rowley D, Willinger M. Proceedings of "Workshop on guidelines for scene investigation of sudden unexplained infant deaths"—July 12–13, 1993. J Forensic Sci 1994;39(4):1126–1136.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden infant death syndrome—United States, 1980–1988. MMWR 1992;41(28):515–517.

Schoendorf KC, Hogue CJ, Kleinman JC, Rowley D. Mortality among infants of black as compared with white college-educated parents. N Engl J Med 1992;326(23):1522–1526.

Iyasu S, Lynberg MC, Rowley D, Saftlas AF, Atrash HK. Surveillance of postneonatal mortality, United States, 1980–1987. MMWR 1991;40(2):43–55.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seasonality in sudden infant death syndrome—United States, 1980–1987. MMWR 1990;39(49):891–895.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sudden infant death syndrome as a cause of premature mortality—United States, 1984 and 1985. MMWR 1988;37(42):644–646, 652.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature mortality due to sudden infant death syndrome—United States, 1980–1986. MMWR 1987;36(15):236–238.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Premature mortality due to sudden infant death syndrome. MMWR 1986;35(11):169–170.