Report an error   

HERDIN Record #: PCHRD070308030705 Submitted: 02 July 2008 Modified: 26 April 2018

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

Teresita S. de Guia ,
Bernice Ong-Dela Cruz,
Ma Encarnita B. Limpin,
Fernando G. Ayuyao

See More

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

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 associate with daytime sleepiness. There was no significant association observed between snoring and obesity. (Author)

Publication Type
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Philippine Heart Center Journal
Publication Date
July-September 2006
LocationLocation CodeAvailable FormatAvailability
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library Box No. 40 Fulltext pdf (Request Document)
Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Fulltext Print Format