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

A. A. Fadzil Abdullah, A. R. Jamalludin, A. W. Norrashidah, M. Z. Norzila, K. Asiah Kassim, A. Rus Anida, Hasniah Abdul Latif, Z. Ramli, H. Samsinah

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Abstract

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 (OR 2.1, 95% CI 1.2, 3.5).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-185
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume67
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Malaysia
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Micrognathism
Neck
Retrognathia
Turbinates
Tonsillitis
Palatine Tonsil
Waist Circumference
Nose
Sleep
Multivariate Analysis
Asthma
Obesity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Parents
Pediatrics
Weights and Measures
Skin
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • Children
  • Malay
  • Risk factors
  • Sleep disordered breathing

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  • Medicine(all)

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Fadzil Abdullah, A. A., Jamalludin, A. R., Norrashidah, A. W., Norzila, M. Z., Asiah Kassim, K., Rus Anida, A., ... Samsinah, H. (2012). Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing symptoms among malay school children in a primary school in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 67(2), 181-185.

Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing symptoms among malay school children in a primary school in Malaysia. / Fadzil Abdullah, A. A.; Jamalludin, A. R.; Norrashidah, A. W.; Norzila, M. Z.; Asiah Kassim, K.; Rus Anida, A.; Abdul Latif, Hasniah; Ramli, Z.; Samsinah, H.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 67, No. 2, 2012, p. 181-185.

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Fadzil Abdullah, AA, Jamalludin, AR, Norrashidah, AW, Norzila, MZ, Asiah Kassim, K, Rus Anida, A, Abdul Latif, H, Ramli, Z & Samsinah, H 2012, 'Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing symptoms among malay school children in a primary school in Malaysia', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 67, no. 2, pp. 181-185.
Fadzil Abdullah AA, Jamalludin AR, Norrashidah AW, Norzila MZ, Asiah Kassim K, Rus Anida A et al. Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing symptoms among malay school children in a primary school in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2012;67(2):181-185.
Fadzil Abdullah, A. A. ; Jamalludin, A. R. ; Norrashidah, A. W. ; Norzila, M. Z. ; Asiah Kassim, K. ; Rus Anida, A. ; Abdul Latif, Hasniah ; Ramli, Z. ; Samsinah, H. / Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing symptoms among malay school children in a primary school in Malaysia. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2012 ; Vol. 67, No. 2. pp. 181-185.
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