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HERDIN Record #: NCR-PHC-17032814253149 Submitted: 28 March 2017 Modified: 29 March 2017

Association of snoring, obesity and daytime sleepness with severity of sleep-disordered breathing.

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Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study of previous records of polysomnography, Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Sleep Questionnaires at Philippine Heart Center Sleep Clinic from November 2002  to June 2006. Fischer's exact test and Chi-square test of association analysis were done for qualitative data and T-test for quantitative data with the level of significance set at 0.05.

Results: Patients with sleep-disordered breathing were predominantly middle aged, obese male. There was a significant association between weight, BMI, neck circumference, snoring frequency and intensity as well as Epworth Sleepiness Scale with sleep disordered breathing (p-value: <0.03). An association was also noted between ESS and snoring history (p-value: <0.004) as well as neck circumference (p-value: <0.01). With regards to severity of sleep disordered breathing however, no significant association was noted with ESS, BMI and neck circumference except for snoring history (p-value: 0).

Conclusion: Snoring is significantly associated with sleep disordered breathing and its severity. It is also associated with daytime sleepiness. There was no significant association observed between snoring and obesity.

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Philippine Heart Center Journal
Publication Date
July-September 2006


Objectives: To determine the association of snoring history, obesity, daytime sleepiness with sleep-disordered breathing and its severity using the apnea - hypopnea index (AHI) in patients reffered to the Philippine Heart Center Sleep Clinic for polysomnography.

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