Olajide, Gabriel Toye and Busari, Olusegun Adesola and Adegbiji, Waheed Atilade and Popoola, Tomilola Ajoke (2018) SNORING AND RISK FACTORS OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AMONG ADULT NIGERIANS. International Journal of Current Advanced Research, 7 (11(B)). pp. 1-4. ISSN Online: 2319-6475, Print: 2319-6505

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Background: Snoring / sleep apnea are potentially life threatening breathing occurs during sleep. Little attention is being giving to this clinical condition. Objective: To determine the prevalence of snoring and risk factors associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among adults workers in two local governments of state, Nigeria Methodology: A cross - sectional survey of 121 young adult and adults working in two local governments of Ekiti state, south western Nigeria was carried out. A self administered questionnaire that was incorporated with Epworth Sleepiness Scale and Berlin Score was used to collect data on socio-demographic characteristics, information related to snoring, sleep related problems and their anthropometric. The Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure of each participant were also measured. Results: Snoring was reported in forty nine (40.5%) of the participants. Their age ranges from 23 to 65 years, mean of 43.89 ± 8.53 SD. The proportion of males and Berlin score (high risk) were significantly (p < 0.001) higher among snores than non regression found sex (OR=7.791, 95% CI =2.971- 20.429), Berlin Score (high risk) (OR= 8.642, 95% CI= 3.159 - 23.639) as significant (P< 0.001) independent risk factors for OSA. Excessive day time sleepiness as determined by ESS score of the participants. Conclusion: The overall prevalence of snoring in this study was 40.5%. Snoring was found to increase with age, body mass index, male sex and those with high risk for Berlin score with high risk of developing Obstructive sleep apnea

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Snoring, Risk Factors, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Prevalence, Adult Nigerians
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs Oluwafunmilola Bankole
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2020 10:07
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2020 10:07

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