Table 1.

Sleeping Positions and the Risk of SIDS

Sleeping PositionSIDS (%)Controls (%)OR95% CI
Position placed to sleep immediately after homecoming
 Prone47 (21.4)138 (17.4)2.81.3 –6.3
 Side81 (36.8)392 (49.3)1.30.6 –2.7
 Varying side/supine46 (20.9)144 (18.1)2.00.9 –4.3
 Other variations37 (16.8)57 (7.2)5.32.3 –12
 Supine9 (4.1)64 (8.1)1
Position usually placed to sleep the last week
 Prone96 (39.5)159 (18.5)7.84.6 –13
 Side50 (20.6)227 (26.4)2.31.3 –4.1
 Varying side/supine41 (16.9)151 (17.5)2.71.5 –4.7
 Other variations31 (12.8)55 (6.4)6.93.7 –13
 Supine25 (10.3)269 (31.2)1
Position placed to sleep the last time
 Prone129 (54.2)170 (19.9)13.98.2 –24
 Side78 (32.8)312 (36.4)3.52.1 –5.7
 Supine31 (13.0)374 (43.7)1
Position found the last time
 Prone167 (71.1)204 (23.9)14.18.8 –23
 Side30 (12.8)174 (20.4)2.01.2 –3.6
 Supine38 (16.2)475 (55.7)1