Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children

This study has been completed.
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Edward Bixler, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00022789
First received: August 14, 2001
Last updated: March 12, 2014
Last verified: March 2014

August 14, 2001
March 12, 2014
August 2001
June 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Prevalence of Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Children
Prevalence of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children

To investigate the prevalence and clinical significance of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children.

BACKGROUND:

SDB in children appears to be a common condition, affecting approximately 1 to 3 percent of children. Many aspects of childhood SDB remain understudied and poorly understood, including its precise prevalence, the optimal means of identifying children who should undergo polysomnography, and the potentially major impact of this condition on health, cognitive development, and behavior.

DESIGN NARRATIVE:

The population-based, cross-sectional study of 6- to 16-year-old schoolchildren in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania is a two-part study. In the first part of the study, parents of every child enrolled in local elementary schools will complete a questionnaire that will assess general sleep, behavior, and learning problems. In the second part of the study, 1,000 children will be randomly selected based on their risk for SDB, as determined by the questionnaire. They will be evaluated in a sleep laboratory to determine the presence of SDB. A thorough pediatric ear, nose, throat, and pulmonary evaluation will be conducted; school records and behavior will also be assessed. The parents of the children will be interviewed, and information will be collected on the family history of risk factors associated with childhood SDB. This strategy will be beneficial in establishing the prevalence and clinical significance of SDB in children.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
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Probability Sample

Random representative population sample of children in elementary school (K-5)

  • Lung Diseases
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
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Completed
700
November 2006
June 2006   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Phase I: Sampled all children by questionnaire completed by parent or guardian in three school districts in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
  • Phase II: Recruited a representative sample of 700 to complete a more detailed analysis in the laboratory
Both
5 Years to 12 Years
No
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United States
 
NCT00022789
980, R01HL063772, R01 HL63772
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Edward Bixler, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Study Chair: Edward O. Bixler, PhD Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
March 2014

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