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Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and risk factors in Malay, Chinese and Indian school children in Malaysia

Mohd. Zainudin, Norzila and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and AW, Norrashidah and Kassim, Asiah and Abdul Latif, Hasniah and Awang, Rus Anida and Abdullah, Ahmad Fadzil and Zainal, Ramli and Hussain, Samsinah (2010) Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) and risk factors in Malay, Chinese and Indian school children in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 16 (Supp 2). ISSN 1511 - 4511

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Introduction: The prevalence of SDB and contributing risk factors in Malaysian school children is unknown. Aim: To determine the prevalence of parental report of SDB and risk factors among school children aged 6 to 10 years old in three primary schools using the translated University Michigan Paediatric Sleep Questionnaire (UMPSQ). Method: All children whose parents responded to the questionnaire and consented undergone a physical examination documenting height, weight, skin-fold thickness, neck and abdominal circumference, tonsillar size, nostril examination and presence of micrognathia or retrognathia. Results: Data were analysed on a total of 1459 sets of questionnaires. The prevalence of parental reporting of SDB among Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan(SRJK) school children was 15%, Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) 13.7% and Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) 15.7%. Obesity is a risk factor of SDB in all schools. Gender is a risk factor in SRJK and SJKC school children. Increased neck and abdominal circumference, increased skin fold measurements and enlarged tonsils are significant risk factors only in SRJK school children. Conclusion: Different schools representing different ethnicity may have different risk factors of SDB.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3297/4980
Uncontrolled Keywords: SDB, Sleep disordered breathing, Malaysia, School children
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Jamalludin Ab Rahman
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 12:26
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 11:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4980

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