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National Paediatric Mortality Register


Irish Sudden Infant Death Association

Subject Keywords: Register on Sidden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Rare Disease
Rare Diseases
Chronic Conditions
Catalogue: Data
Primary Data Sources
Type: Database
Region: Republic of Ireland

The National Paediatric Mortality Register was established by the Irish Sudden Infant Death Association (ISIDA) in 1992, is based in the Children’s University Hospital, Temple Street, Dublin, and is funded by the Department of Health. In Ireland, SIDS (“cot death”) is the leading cause of death in babies aged four weeks to one year, accounting for four in every ten babies who die.

The Register provides accurate, up-to-date information on sudden, unexpected, often unexplained deaths in infants and young children in the Republic of Ireland.

Information collected on the register includes infant age, sex, birth weight; place of death, circumstances surrounding the infant's death; mother's pregnancy history; maternal and paternal smoking status, alcohol consumption; infant medications taken; infants sleeping environment.




Rights: © Children’s University Hospital
Suggested citation:

Irish Sudden Infant Death Association. (2012) National Paediatric Mortality Register [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 18th March 2019].


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