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Sudden Death Infant Syndrome (SIDS) is higher among blacks than whites. While a number of risk factors are the same in both groups, higher numbers of risk factors among blacks is a possible cause of more SIDS cases.
Community Diagnosis, a state-mandated health assessment, helps local public health units determine needs. The assessment has been administered biennially since 1974 by the State Center for Health Statistics. Results are used in planning public health programs and in requesting funds from the General Assembly. Teen pregnancy and infant mortality were among the top priorities from the 1998 assessment.