Sleep problems in preschool and school aged rural Indian children

S. R. Ravikiran, P. M. Jagadeesh Kumar, K. S. Latha

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Abstract

We assessed 513 children (2-6 y = 252; 7-12 y = 261) who visited the pediatric outpatient of a rural medical college hospital, for sleep problems using 'BEARS' tool. Sleep problems detected in the BEARS domains for preschool (2-6 years, n=252) and school children (7-12 years, n=261) were as follows: bedtime problems (33.3% vs 14.9%, P<0.001), excessive daytime sleepiness (32.5% vs 1.9%, P<0.001), awakening during night (25% vs 11.87%, P<0.001), regularity and duration of sleep (19.84% vs 4.98%, P<0.001), and sleep disordered breathing (4.8% vs 5%, P=0.1). We conclude that sleep problems are common among rural Indian children and should be routinely screened for during health visits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-03-2011

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Ravikiran, S. R. ; Jagadeesh Kumar, P. M. ; Latha, K. S. / Sleep problems in preschool and school aged rural Indian children. In: Indian Pediatrics. 2011 ; Vol. 48, No. 3. pp. 221-223.
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