The relationship between male gender and SIDS

The relationship between male gender and SIDS
There is evidence that male infants are at higher risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as crib death, compared to female infants. 
SIDS is the sudden and unexpected death of an infant under one year of age, which cannot be explained after a thorough investigation.

Several studies have found that male infants are approximately 1.5 to 2 times more likely to die from SIDS than female infants. 

The exact reason for this difference is not fully understood, but it may be due to differences in the development and function of the brain and respiratory system in male and female infants.

It is important to note that while male gender is a risk factor for SIDS, the overall risk of SIDS is low, and most male infants will not develop SIDS. 

However, it is important for parents of male infants to be aware of the measures they can take to reduce the risk of SIDS and other serious health problems for their infants, such as placing the infant on their back to sleep and using a firm, flat surface for sleep.

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