# Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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• 1.

### SIDS is the unexpected death of seemingly healthy babies ____ months or younger.

• A.

16

• B.

24

• C.

12

• D.

36

C. 12
Explanation
SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, refers to the sudden and unexplained death of apparently healthy infants who are 12 months or younger. This term is used to describe cases where no cause of death can be found even after a thorough investigation, making it a mysterious and tragic occurrence.

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• 2.

### Experts can predict which SIDS babies?

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
The question is asking whether experts can predict which babies will experience Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The correct answer is "False" because currently, experts are unable to accurately predict which babies will be affected by SIDS. SIDS is a complex and unpredictable condition, and while there are certain risk factors associated with it, there is no foolproof method for predicting which babies will be affected.

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• 3.

### SIDS is the ________ cause of death for babies 1 to 12 months of age.

• A.

Least

• B.

• C.

Popular

• D.

Rare

Explanation
The correct answer is "leading." This means that SIDS is the most common or primary cause of death for babies between the ages of 1 to 12 months.

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• 4.

### A cause of SIDS is __________.

• A.

Immunizations

• B.

Vomiting

• C.

Choking

• D.

None of the above

D. None of the above
Explanation
The given options, immunizations, vomiting, and choking, are not causes of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). SIDS is the unexplained death of an otherwise healthy baby, typically during sleep. It is believed to be caused by a combination of factors, including abnormalities in the brain, respiratory issues, and environmental factors. Therefore, none of the options provided are correct causes of SIDS.

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• 5.

### It is important to place babies on _______ to play and ________ to sleep.

• A.

Feet, floor

• B.

Back, tummy

• C.

Tummy, back

• D.

Yard, car

C. Tummy, back
Explanation
Placing babies on their tummy to play helps them develop their neck and shoulder muscles, as well as their motor skills. This position also encourages them to lift their head and explore their surroundings. On the other hand, placing babies on their back to sleep reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and ensures their safety during sleep. This position allows for proper breathing and prevents the baby from rolling onto their stomach, which could be dangerous.

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• 6.

### _______ of US infants spend some time in child care.

• A.

2/3

• B.

1/4

• C.

1/4

• D.

3/4

A. 2/3
Explanation
Approximately 2/3 of US infants spend some time in child care. This means that a majority of infants in the US are enrolled in some form of child care, whether it be in a daycare center, with a relative, or with a nanny. This statistic highlights the importance of child care services in the US and the reliance of parents on these services to support their work and family responsibilities.

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• 7.

### A _________ is a number of symptoms occuring at the same time that characterize a disease or condition.

• A.

Vaccine

• B.

Syndrome

• C.

Cold

• D.

Diagnosis

B. Syndrome
Explanation
A syndrome is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms that occur simultaneously and are characteristic of a specific disease or condition. It is a recognizable pattern of symptoms that help in the diagnosis and understanding of a particular medical condition. In this context, a syndrome is the most appropriate term to describe a number of symptoms occurring together and defining a disease or condition.

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• 8.

### List one of the 3 complete postmortem examinations.

autopsy
a review of case history
death scene investigation
Explanation
The correct answer includes three options: autopsy, a review of case history, and death scene investigation. These are all examples of complete postmortem examinations. An autopsy involves the examination of a body to determine the cause of death and gather evidence. A review of case history involves studying the medical records and other relevant information about the deceased person. Death scene investigation involves examining the location where the death occurred and collecting evidence. These three methods are commonly used to investigate and understand the circumstances surrounding a person's death.

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• 9.

• 10.

### Always put healthy babies to sleep on their back for naps and bedtime.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The correct answer is true because placing babies on their back to sleep reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). This position helps to keep the airway open and prevents suffocation. It is recommended by healthcare professionals as the safest sleeping position for infants.

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