Birthing FactsQuestion: How many babies are born every second in the world?
Answer: There are 133 million births each year, or 247 births every minute, or four babies born every second.
- UNFPA Report
Healthier Mothers and Babies in Multnomah County: Question 5 AnswerTrue or False? The number of SIDS deaths per 1,000 babies is greater in Oregon than in Multnomah County.
A1. True (correct answer)
ExplanationFor Multnomah County, the rate of deaths per 1,000 births dropped from 2.9 in 1990 to 0,6 in 1997. For Oregon, The rate declined from 2.6 deaths per 1,000 births in 1990 to 0.8 per 1,000 births in 1997.
Why Do We Care...about the number of SIDS deaths in Multnomah County?By pinpointing SIDS as the leading cause of death in children, ages 28 days to 1 year, in Multnomah County, we can educate parents on ways to prevent SIDS. For example, the Multnomah County's Back to Sleep program promoted placing babies on their backs when they slept, feet to the foot of the crib, as one strategy to decrease SIDS deaths.
See MCHD/Public Health Academy project on SIDS called, "Reducing the Risk of SIDS". 1999.
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