Table 1.

Age of Infant at Time of Death by Unintentional Suffocation, as Reported in the CPSC Death Certificate File, January 1, 1980–September 1, 1997

Age (Months)NumberPercent
 ≤131314.4
 223110.6
 31898.7
 421910.1
 523110.6
 623710.9
 71697.8
 81326.1
 91014.6
10713.3
11642.9
12 to <1322110.1
Total2178100
  • The CPSC codes age of children younger than 2 years old in months. Infants younger than 1 month old are coded as 1 month.