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Location: Arkansas
Topic: Infants put to sleep on back
Format: PRAMS Graph
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Infants put to sleep on back: Arkansas, 2001-2011

Note: Vertical lines in graph represent 95% confidence intervals.
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• In Arkansas in 2011, 65.5% of mothers reported most often laying her baby on his or her back to sleep. 
• The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that healthy babies be placed on their backs to sleep as a way to reduce risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). 

Healthy people 2020

  • Infants placed on back to sleep: increase to 75.9% of infants.


  • Sleep position: mother reported most often laying baby on back to sleep.
  • For more information about the availability of PRAMS data by state and year, refer to the Calculations page.


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System.
  • Retrieved May 31, 2020, from