Statistics

Unsafe Sleep Statistics 2019

88
of all infant deaths were related to the infant’s sleep environment
100
infant sleep-related deaths
55
were sleeping in an adult bed
13
were not in the care of parents

The Missouri Child Fatality Review Program (CFRP)

About

The Missouri Child Fatality Review Program (CFRP) is a county-based initiative that encourages an improved community understanding and response to child fatalities from all causes. Members of the county level panel review team consist of but are not limited to the prosecutor, coroner, Children’s Division, Juvenile Office, Public Health, Law Enforcement, and EMS. The purpose of the CFRP is to review child fatalities, learn from them, and identify strategies for preventing child fatalities. The data collected by the individual panels becomes part of a statewide database that identifies trends, patterns and spikes that may require a response beyond the community level.

CFRP Annual Report Quick Facts

  • In 2019, 88% of all infants who died from non-medical causes were related to the infant’s sleep environment. Another way to look at it, is that we are losing one infant every two and a half days to easily preventable deaths.
  • In 2019, 100 infant deaths were marked as sleep-related by local panels.
  • In 2019, 55% of all the Missouri babies who died from a sleep-related death were sleeping in an adult bed.
  • In 2019, thirteen of the 100 infants who died from unsafe sleep were not in the care of a parent; four were grandparents, five were unlicensed babysitters, three were other relatives, and one was a sibling.

CFRP Resources