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Between 1988 and 1992, infant mortality declined, improving the state's ranking from 49th to 43rd. Further reduction can be achieved if the state's leading causes of infant death, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), can be attacked.
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.