Epidemiology of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 26, 2000
Last Update Posted : February 18, 2016
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Brief Summary:
To collect fundamental data regarding the distribution of measures of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in a pediatric population, prevalence of clinically significant SDB in children, risk factors, and associated co-morbidity.

Condition or disease
Lung Diseases Sleep Apnea Syndromes

Detailed Description:


Developing strategies for recognizing and treating children with Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) was not possible in the absence of essential epidemiological data that addressed the distribution of measures of SDB in pediatric populations. The potential public health importance of this was underscored by preliminary data that suggested that risk of SDB was increased in susceptible populations, in particular in African Americans and in children born prematurely.


The design was that of a cohort study with a nested case control arm. Sleep disordered breathing was evaluated in 850 children with in-home state-of-the art respiratory monitoring techniques. A number of risk factors were evaluated: sociodemographic characteristics; anthropometry; upper and lower airway size and function (questionnaire, spirometry, and reflectometry); perinatal exposures (from neonatal records); family history; and home environment (passive smoking; sleep patterns, maternal-child stress indices). Behavior, cognitive skills, attention, and health-related quality of life were assessed with standardized instruments to assess co-morbidities (potential SDB outcomes). Analysis of the longitudinal data provided cognitive-developmental trajectories that were evaluated in relationship to SDB. The case-control arm confirmed and extended the findings of the in-home assessments with comprehensive laboratory polysomnography, cephalometry, and objective measures of sleepiness (Multiple Sleep Latency Tests) in three groups of children: definite SDB by home assessment; equivocal SDB; and no SDB. Collection of comprehensive polysomnographic data helped to identify which measures best discriminated symptomatic (e.g., snoring, sleepy) from asymptomatic children.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.

Study Type : Observational
Study Start Date : July 1998
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2002

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00005516

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Susan Redline Case Western Reserve University

Publications: Identifier: NCT00005516     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 5035
R01HL060957 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: May 26, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 18, 2016
Last Verified: March 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Diseases
Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiration Disorders
Sleep Disorders, Intrinsic
Sleep Wake Disorders
Nervous System Diseases