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Statistics

SIDS Deaths by Residence, Sex and Race, Illinois Residents, 2009
Demographic SIDS Deaths *Rate per 100,000
Total 57 31.5
Residence
Chicago 19 42.6
Rest of State 38 27.8
Sex
Male 33 35.6
Female 24 27.1
Race
White 36 26.1
Non-white 21 48.6
* Rate per 100,000 population younger than 1 year of age.

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, Health Statistics

Leading Causes of Infant Death, Illinois Residents, 2009
Rank Cause of Death Number of Deaths
  All Causes 1,176
1 Disorders related to short gestation and low birth weight, not elsewhere classified 270
2 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities 214
3 Newborn affected by maternal complications of pregnancy 67
4 Sudden infant death syndrome 57
5 Accidents (unintentional injuries) 50
6 Newborn affected by complications of placenta, cord and membranes 46
7 Respiratory distress of newborn 33
8 Neonatal hemorrhage 32
9 Bacterial sepsis of newborn 31
10 Diseases of the circulatory system 28
  All other causes 348

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, Health Statistics

Infant Mortality Rates by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, Illinois Residents, 2009
Demographic Illinois Chicago Downstate
Deaths Births IM Rate Deaths Births IM Rate Deaths Births IM Rate
Total 1,176 171,077 6.9 356 44,449 8 820 126,628 6.5
Sex
Male 671 87,706 7.7 200 22,729 8.8 471 64,977 7.2
Female 505 83,371 6.1 156 21,720 7.2 349 61,651 5.7
Race
White 708 130,629 5.4 139 27,331 5.1 569 103,298 5.5
Black 422 30,186 14 208 14,562 14.3 214 15,624 13.7
Other 46 10,262 4.5 9 2,556 * 37 7,706 4.8
Hispanic Origin
Non-Hisp 928 130,708 7.1 266 28,778 9.2 662 101,930 6.5
Hispanic 248 40,369 6.1 90 15,671 5.7 158 24,698 6.4
* Rate does not meet standards of reliability due to small cell size.

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, Health Statistics

Number of Infant Deaths, Illinois Residents, 2009
Cause of Death Number of Deaths
All Infant Deaths, Illinois residents 1,176
SIDS (ICD-10 R95) 57
Accidental suffocation among infants (W75) 37
Undetermined infant deaths (R99) 45

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, Health Statistics

SIDS Rates in Illinois

Graph of Sids Deaths 1994 -2009

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, Health Statistics

Illinois SIDS Deaths by Year, 1990-2009
Year Number of Deaths *Rate per 100,000
2009 57 31.5
2008 80 43.1
2007 54 29.5
2006 83 46.9
2005 91 50.2
2004 105 58.5
2003 82 45.3
2002 79 42.6
2001 99 53.8
2000 108 61.5
1999 106 58.6
1998 152 84.4
1997 159 88.1
1996 177 96.8
1995 181 97.4
1994 251 133.4
1993 299 158.3
1992 282 148.7
1991 309 161.1
1990 298 162.6

Source: Illinois Department of Public Health, Health Statistics

   
 
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