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Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing symptoms among Malay school children in a primary school in Malaysia

Abdullah, Ahmad Fadzil and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and A W, Norrashidah and M Z, Norzila and K Kassim, Asiah and Awang, Rus Anida and A L, Hasniah and Z, Ramli and H, Samsinah (2012) Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing symptoms among Malay school children in a primary school in Malaysia. The Medical Journal of Malaysia, 67 (2). pp. 181-185. ISSN 0300-5283

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Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is increasingly being diagnosed in children. However, there is no prevalence study done in Malaysia. The study objective was to evaluate the prevalence of SDB symptoms based on parental reports and associated risk factors among Malay school children aged 6 to 10 years old in a primary school using a translated University Michigan Paediatric Sleep Questionnaire (Malay UM-PSQ). The children whose parents responded to the questionnaire and consented were examined, documenting height, weight, skin fold thickness, neck and abdominal circumference, tonsillar size, nostril examination and presence of micrognathia or retrognathia. There were 550 respondents. The prevalence of parental report of SDB symptoms was 14.9 % (95 % CI 11.9, 17.9). Two hundred and eighty-five (51.8%) school children were males with mean age of 8.5 years (SD 1.1). The associated risk factors for SDB symptoms are male, obesity, large neck and waist circumference, positive history of asthma, history of recurrent tonsillitis, enlarged tonsil (> 4+) and enlarged nasal turbinate. Multivariate analysis showed that male gender is the only significant independent risk factor of SDB symptoms

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3297/49777
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, sleep disordered breathing, Malay, risk factors
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Paediatrics
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 10:11
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2021 10:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49777

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