Researchers used a previously validated survey, the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire , to estimate the risk of SRBD. Each patient ‘s parent or guardian completed the PSQ for his child. A score of 0 .33 suggested risk for SRBD. The results showed that 18 % of participants at risk for sleep-disordered breathing were. Or including information on craniofacial characteristics for each patient. For each patient. The researchers looked for an association between risk for SRBD and craniofacial features. They also investigated the effect of gender, age and body mass index on SRBD risk. No significant associations were either either demographic or craniofacial characteristics. ‘We were surprised that our findings suggest that the risk for pediatric sleep-disordered breathing was as high as it was suggested since our review of the literature that the prevalence of childhood obstructive sleep apnea was 2:59 %age We speculate about that either our sample was small, or ‘additional factors that contribute to the condition in children, said study leader Kristen Fritz. Abstract Title:. Prevalence of sleep disorders in children orthodontic patients presentation date: Saturday.

This signals a chance to develop clear policy direction to the future to the general practices through Scotland.