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Research Article, J Sleep Disor Treat Care Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Rhinopharyngeal Predictors of Snoring Among Adult African Patients

Sogebi Olusola Ayodele1*, Oyewole Emmanuel Abayomi1, Fatungase Oluwabunmi Motunrayo2 and Olusoga-Peters Oluwapelumi Ojuolape3
1Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) unit, Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu, Nigeria
2Department of Anesthesia, College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu, Nigeria
3Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Dr. OA Sogebi
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu, Nigeria
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 27, 2013 Accepted: October 25, 2013 Published: October 28, 2013
Citation: Ayodele1 SO, Abayomi OE, Motunrayo FO, Ojuolape OPO (2013) Rhinopharyngeal Predictors of Snoring Among Adult African Patients. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care 2:4. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.1000125

Abstract

Rhinopharyngeal Predictors of Snoring Among Adult African Patients

Purpose: This study purposed to examine structural anomalies in the upper airways, predominantly nose and pharynx, among an adult African sample and to determine these anomalies as possible predictors of habitual snoring. Patients and Methods: Consecutive adult patients that attended an ENT clinic were recruited into the study. Information obtained included socio-demographics and Berlin questionnaire was used to obtain information about snoring. Results: Male patients constituted 56.4% of total of 195 study subjects; mean age was 43.5 ± 15.6 years (range 20-79 years). 92 (47.2%) of subjects had tertiary education, 116 (59.5%) were married. 25(12.9%) had BMI >30.0 (Mean ± SD; 24.1 ± 4.6 kg/m2). 36 patients (18.5%) were habitual snorers. Statistically significant differences were observed at p< 0.05 between non-habitual and habitual snorers in the nasal findings, namely structural abnormalities of nasal pyramid (5.0 Vs 16.7%) and engorgement of nasal turbinates (32.1 Vs 61.1%).

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