SUID Case Registry

Michigan’s Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) Case Registry was implemented in 2010 and includes comprehensive information about the circumstances associated with sleep-related infant deaths.

Sleep-related infant deaths are defined as deaths to infants less than 1 year of age that occur suddenly and unexpectedly, including:

  • Suffocation/Positional Asphyxia;
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS);
  • Undetermined/Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID); and
  • Other causes when the sleep environment was likely to have contributed to the death.

Cases included in the SUID Case Registry are identified through a variety of sources, including the MDHHS Death Alert System, the Michigan Death Notification System (MDNS), and notifications from local CDR teams. The SUID Case Registry, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is housed within the Center for Child and Family Health at MPHI.