Table 2.

Sleeping Locations for Infant Suffocation Deaths: 1980s and 1990s (Age ≤11 Months)*

Location1980–1983 (N = 513)1995–1998 (N = 883)
Crib192 (37%)107 (12%)
Adult bed152 (30%)391 (44%)
Sofa/chair33 (6%)110 (12%)
Playpen/portable crib17 (3%)45 (5%)
Bassinet7 (1%)22 (2%)
Other10 (2%)81 (9%)
Not reported102 (20%)127 (14%)
  • * Totals may not add to 100% because of rounding.