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Archivos argentinos de pediatría

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GATICA, Darwin et al. Association between sleep-related breathing disorders and academic performance among children from Concepción, Chile. Arch. argent. pediatr. [online]. 2017, vol.115, n.5, pp.497-500. ISSN 0325-0075.

The objective of this study was to establish an association between academic performance in Math, Language Arts, and Science and the presence of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBDs) among healthy schoolchildren from the city of Concepción, Chile. Healthy children were defined as those without comorbidities. Outcome measures of interest included the analysis of academic performance in Math, Language Arts, and Science and the presence of SRBD assessed using the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire. Two-hundred and fifty-six children were included in the study (59.8% were boys). In the studied sample, SRBD prevalence was 24.6%. A significant association was observed between SRBD and a low performance in Math (odds ratio |-[OR|-]: 3.1, 1.5-6.8), Language Arts (OR:2.5, 1.1-5.5), and Science (OR: 4.2, 1.7-10.0). To conclude, in the studied sample, the presence of SRBD was associated with a low academic performance in Language Arts, Math, and Science.

Keywords : Obstructive sleep apnea; Child; Snoring; Neurocognitive disorder; Surveys and questionnaires.

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