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African Health Sciences
Makerere University Medical School
ISSN: 1680-6905
EISSN: 1680-6905
Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008, pp. 108-113
Bioline Code: hs08024
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Health Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008, pp. 108-113

 en Prevalence and Correlates of Snoring Among Adults in Nigeria
Adewole, Olanisun Olufemi; Adeyemo, Ho; Ayeni, F.; Anteyi, Emmanuel A.; Ajuwon, Zaccheus O.; Erhabor, Greg E. & Adewole, Temitayo T.


Introduction: Snoring is a common sleep problem with significant public health concerns. Studies have characterized this in most developed countries. Hitherto there have been no published studies on this subject in Nigeria. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and correlates of snoring in addition to morbidity in an adult population in Nigeria.
Design: A cross sectional survey of 370 young adult and adult living in Abuja, Nigeria.. Data were collected on socio- demographic characteristics, sleep pattern as well as occurrence of snoring, apneas and excessive day time sleepiness was determined using Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Body Mass Index (BMI) and blood pressure were measured.
Results: Of the 370 respondents, 218 (59%) were females. The overall prevalence of snoring was 31.6%; habitual snoring (14%) and moderate snoring (17%). Apnea was reported in about 2% of the respondents while the prevalence of Clinically Suspected Obstructive Sleep Apneas (CSOSA) was 1%, (1.9% in males, 0.5% in females). Snoring was significantly associated with male sex, old age, increased BMI and cigarette consumption . The severity of snoring was also associated with a higher ESS score, day time symptoms and other morbidities.
Conclusions: Snoring among Nigerians is associated with multiple factors. There is a need for more awareness about this condition in order to control measures of factors associated with snoring.

snoring adult Nigerians.

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