Table 1.

Mean (±SD) Numerical Scores (Range, 0–4) in 177 CO, 66 PS, 30 NT, and 24 TR Children for Each Question and Overall Cumulative Score

CO
n = 177
PS
n = 66
NT
n = 30
TR
n = 24
Does the child stop breathing during sleep?0.0  ± 0.0*0.20  ± 0.440.47  ± 0.93*,0.50  ± 0.72*,
Does the child struggle to breathe while asleep?0.0  ± 0.0*0.12  ± 0.332.20  ± 0.88*,1.92  ± 0.93*,
Do you ever shake your child to make him/her breathe again?0.0  ± 0.00.0  ± 0.00.0  ± 0.00.03  ± 0.18
Do your child's lips ever turn blue or purple while asleep?0.0  ± 0.00.0  ± 0.00.06  ± 0.250.04  ± 0.20
Are you ever concerned about your child's breathing during sleep?0.0  ± 0.0*0.24  ± 0.431.13  ± 0.86*,1.13  ± 0.68*,
How often does your child snore?0.22  ± 0.54*,2.18  ± 0.682.40  ± 1.00*2.12  ± 0.78*
How loud is the snore?0.15  ± 0.47*,1.74  ± 0.85,1.27  ± 0.64*,1.92  ± 0.78*,
How often does your child have a sore throat?0.60  ± 0.650.76  ± 0.681.20  ± 0.611.63  ± 0.88
Does your child complain of morning headaches?0.03  ± 0.17*0.11  ± 0.360.40  ± 0.56*,0.83  ± 0.64*,
Is your child a daytime mouth breather?0.10  ± 0.47*,0.53  ± 0.94,0.83  ± 0.91*,1.01  ± 0.74*,
Is your child sleepy during daytime?0.0  ± 0.0*0.0  ± 0.00.63  ± 0.72*,0.75  ± 0.79*,
Does your child fall asleep at school?0.01  ± 0.07*,0.39  ± 0.630.13  ± 0.35*,0.25  ± 0.61*,
Does your child fall asleep while watching television?0.14  ± 0.39*0.30  ± 0.600.52  ± 0.79*,0.71  ± 0.62*,
Cumulative Score1.25  ± 1.29*6.57  ± 2.0511.43  ± 2.34*,12.52  ± 2.35*,
  • Abbreviations: CO, children without SAGEA and without snoring; PS, primary snoring; NT, no therapy; TR, children with SAGEA who had surgical removal of hypertrophic adenoids and tonsils.

  • * CO vs NT or TR: P < .01.

  • PS vs NT or TR: P < .01.

  • CO vs PS: P < .01.