CBC Investigates: Some provinces, territories not tracking race of infants who die in their sleep – CBC

Apr 30, 2022

Data from 3 provinces shows Indigenous infants dying in sleep at disproportionate rate

Safe Sleep is an investigative series examining what risk factors were present in more than 1,300 incidents of infant death over an 11-year span in Canada.

Data from three provinces shows Indigenous infants are dying during sleep at rates that are disproportionately higher than their share of the population, but several other jurisdictions in Canada aren’t tracking that information.

A CBC News investigation found that at least 1,338 infants died with unsafe sleep risk factors present, such as soft sleep surfaces or bed sharing, after reviewing reports from coroners and medical examiners across the country from 2009 to 2019.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/safe-sleep-investigation-part-two-1.6410089

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