Shaken Baby Syndrome Statistics

Shaken Baby Syndrome Statistics Data
Average rates of mortality or death for those suffering from shaken baby syndrome 25%
Percent of SBS victims that die at a later time or suffer lifetime disabilities 60%
Percentage of infant deaths due to shaken baby syndrome of total death caused by child abuse 40%
Number of children and infants who suffer from shaken baby syndrome in the U.S. every year 3,250
The annual cost of hospitalization and treatment of infants suffering from shaken baby syndrome in the US $1.2 to $1.6 billion
The majority age of SBS victims under 6 months old
The average age of infants suffering from shaken baby syndrome 9 months
Percentage of boys among the infants suffering from shaken baby syndrome 66.7%
The median age of female perpetrators causing shaken baby syndrome 34 years old
The median age of male perpetrators for abuse causing shaken baby syndrome 27 years old
Average number of children under the age of 4 years hospitalized each year for shaken baby syndrome 33
The average charge for each hospitalization $65,000
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Health Research Funding, Parents as Teachers, MedicineNet
Research by Aaron Guo
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 5, 2016

Shaken Baby Syndrome Statistics

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