A special report found that unsafe sleep was a factor in the vast majority of babies who experienced sudden unexpected infant death in Wisconsin in 2013 and 2014, according to a Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel report.

During that two-year period, 119 babies died of SUID, which is the death of an infant less than 12 months old that occurs suddenly and unexpectedly and whose cause is not immediately obvious before an investigation.

Though a disproportionate number of African-American babies died, SUID claimed the lives of children of all ethnicities in 33 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, according to the report.

“The latest data emphasizes that this can happen to any family of any background,” said Abby Collier, senior project manager for injury prevention and death review for the Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin.

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