Health Care

November 3, 2013

Unsafe sleep habits contribute to rise in infant deaths in SC

The number of accidental infant deaths in the state rose from 30 in 2011 to 41 in 2012, ending four consecutive years in which the number of accidental deaths dropped. Of the 2012 deaths, 39 involved accidental suffocation or strangulation in beds, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

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