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dc.creatorKaditis, A. G.en
dc.creatorFinder, J.en
dc.creatorAlexopoulos, E. I.en
dc.creatorStarantzis, K.en
dc.creatorTanou, K.en
dc.creatorGampeta, S.en
dc.creatorAgorogiannis, E.en
dc.creatorChristodoulou, S.en
dc.creatorPantazidou, A.en
dc.creatorGourgoulianis, K.en
dc.creatorMolyvdas, P. A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-23T10:30:43Z
dc.date.available2015-11-23T10:30:43Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier10.1002/ppul.20002
dc.identifier.issn87556863
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11615/28690
dc.description.abstractThe goal of the present investigation was to describe the prevalence of and clinical factors associated with sleep-disordered breathing in children and adolescents. Children and adolescents (3,680 in all, 1-18 years old) attending schools in central Greece were surveyed by questionnaires distributed to parents. We found a similar prevalence of habitual snoring (present every night) among three different age groups (5.3%, 4%, and 3.8% in 1-6-, 7-12-, and 13-18-year-old subjects, P = NS). Several children with an adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy were snoring every night (6.1%), whereas sleepiness at school was more common in habitual snorers than in nonhabitual snorers (4.6 vs. 2%, P = 0.03). Seventy randomly selected subjects among 307 snorers without adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy underwent polysomnography. The estimated frequency of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea among children without adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy was 4.3%. Factors associated with snoring were: male gender (odds ratio 1.5 (confidence interval, 1.2-1.9)); chronic rhinitis (2.1 (1.6-2.7)); snoring in father (1.5 (1.2-1.9)), mother (1.5 (1.1-2.0)), or siblings (1.7 (1.2-2.4)); adenoidectomy in mother (1.5 (1.0-2.2)); and passive smoking (1.4 (1.1-1.8)). In conclusion, snoring every night was equally prevalent in younger and older ages, more frequent in males, and present even in some children with a history of adenoidectomy and/or tonsillectomy. Chronic rhinitis, family history of snoring, and exposure to cigarette smoke were associated with an increased frequency of habitual snoring. © 2004 Wiley-Liss, Inc.en
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dc.subjectAdenoidectomyen
dc.subjectChronic rhinitisen
dc.subjectObstructive sleep apneaen
dc.subjectSnoringen
dc.subjectTonsillectomyen
dc.subjectcigarette smokeen
dc.subjectadolescenten
dc.subjectadulten
dc.subjectchilden
dc.subjectcigarette smokingen
dc.subjectconference paperen
dc.subjectenvironmental exposureen
dc.subjectfamily historyen
dc.subjectfemaleen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjecthumanen
dc.subjectmajor clinical studyen
dc.subjectmaleen
dc.subjectpassive smokingen
dc.subjectpolysomnographyen
dc.subjectprevalenceen
dc.subjectpriority journalen
dc.subjectquestionnaireen
dc.subjectrisk factoren
dc.subjectsex ratioen
dc.subjectsiblingen
dc.subjectsleep apnea syndromeen
dc.subjectsleep disorderen
dc.subjectsomnolenceen
dc.subjectChild, Preschoolen
dc.subjectFatigueen
dc.subjectHealth Surveysen
dc.subjectHumansen
dc.subjectInfanten
dc.subjectRhinitisen
dc.subjectSex Factorsen
dc.subjectSleep Apnea Syndromesen
dc.subjectTobacco Smoke Pollutionen
dc.titleSleep-disordered breathing in 3,680 Greek childrenen
dc.typejournalArticleen


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