Table 1.

Characteristics of Infants Dying of Suffocation: 1980s and 1990s

CharacteristicStatistics1980–19831995–1998All YearsP
Sex (male)% (n)58.9 (301)60.8 (536)60.1 (837)NS
Minority status% (n)30.9 (148)30.5 (239)30.7 (387)NS
Season (winter)% (n)36.1 (185)41.4 (366)39.5 (551)NS
Age (mo)Mean (SE)5.1 (0.12)4.2 (0.09)4.5 (0.07)<.0001
  • SE indicates standard error; NS, not significant.