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A study on snoring habits in healthy population of Lucknow

SP Agarwal, Rajendra Prasad, Ram K Verma, RC Ahuja

Keywords : Snoring, Prevalence, Sleep disturbed breathing

Citation Information : Agarwal S, Prasad R, Verma RK, Ahuja R. A study on snoring habits in healthy population of Lucknow. Indian Sleep Med 2006; 1 (1):37-40.

DOI: 10.5005/ijsm-1-1-37

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Published Online: 01-07-2011

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Introduction: Snoring is a common complaint, the prevalence of which has been documented from 16-89% in general population. Objective: Paucity of data from our country on this important but neglected topic prompted us to conduct this study. Methodology: It was single centre cross sectional study done at Dept. of Pulmonary Medicine, King George's Medical University, Lucknow(India) in apparently healthy adults, using ‘Snore Survey’ questionnaire adopted from category 1 symptom details of Berlin Questionnaire. Results: Out of 702 men and women 31.1% snored, 11.1% did not know whether they snore. The ratio of male to female snorers was 2.35:1 and 33.8% of men and 26 % of women were snorers.17.4 % of the snorer were loud snorer and 21.5% were having snoring frequency e” 3-4 times/wk. Conclusion: This is probably the first such big study from our country to our best of knowledge and literature survey, which fulfils the objective of obtaining the numbers of snorers in wide ranging population from India. The present study reveals that 1/3rd of the population over the age of 35 years snores. Clinical Implication: Considering the large population of our country these data are substantial and triggers the need of increasing the awareness among the patients as well as health professionals about this neglected but very significant medical health problem which leads to development of several other medical diseases.

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