Prevalence of snoring and symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing in primary school children in Istanbul

Ersu R., Arman A. , Save D. , Karadag B. , Karakoc F., Berkem M., ...Daha Fazla

CHEST, cilt.126, sa.1, ss.19-24, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 126 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1378/chest.126.1.19
  • Dergi Adı: CHEST
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.19-24


Study objectives: Snoring during sleep is an important manifestation of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). Although clinical history is not sufficiently sensitive and specific to distinguish primary snoring from OSAS, snoring is indicative of upper airway obstruction and may be associated with the presence of diurnal symptoms. Our study aims were to determine the prevalence of snoring in primary school children in Istanbul, and to evaluate the diurnal symptoms and conditions that may be associated with sleep problems.