This report has a combined section on room-sharing and bed-sharing (recommendation #4). As such, it is difficult to discern the sudden unexpected infant death-reducing effectiveness of a separate bed versus a shared room. Does the up to 50% reduction apply to both or just room-sharing? All else equal, what is the reduction in infant deaths between children sleeping in their own bed in their caregivers’ room versus sleeping in their own bed in their own room?

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