Blood pressure associated with sleep-disordered breathing in a population sample of children.

@article{Bixler2008BloodPA,
  title={Blood pressure associated with sleep-disordered breathing in a population sample of children.},
  author={Edward O. Bixler and Alexandros N. Vgontzas and Hung-mo Lin and Duanping Liao and Susan L. Calhoun and Fred G. Fedok and Vukmir Vlasic and Gavin R. Graff},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 5},
  pages={841-6}
}
The current criteria for sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in children are not based on a clinically relevant outcome. The purpose of this study was to assess the association of blood pressure with SDB in a random sample of the local elementary school children (kindergarten through grade 5) using a 2-phased strategy. During phase 1, a brief questionnaire was completed for all of the children (N=5740) with a response rate of 78.5%. During phase 2, 700 randomly selected children from phase 1 with… CONTINUE READING

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