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Original Article

Epidemiology of respiratory disorders of sleep in children.Risk factors. Role of obesity

2012, Volumen 42, Número 3
Gonzalo Pin Arboledas, Amalia Lluch Roselló, Marisa Morell Safort
Unidad de Pediatría Integral Q Valencia. Unidad Valenciana del Sueño. Hospital Quirón. Valencia

The prevalence of respiratory disorders during sleep (SDB) is high (around 7-10% for snoring and between 1-3% for sleep apnea). The objective of this review is to highlight risk factors favoring the presence of SDB with special emphasis to obesity, nasal obstruction, and alterations in maxillo-facial development. The importance of habits and the age of presentation of the parting.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 2012;42(3):136-141)

Key words:
Respiratory disorders during sleep. Protective factor. Factor enabling. Maxillofacial. Obesity.
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