627: Gestational age and obstructive sleep apnea of the term offspring: is later better? Academic Article uri icon


  • Objective Childhood obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may have severe long-term consequences. Known risk factors include a history of preterm delivery. We sought to determine whether the different subgroups of 'term'delivery impact differently on the prevalence of childhood OSA. Study Design In this population-based cohort analysis all term singleton deliveries occurring between 1991-2013 at a single tertiary medical center were included. Gestational age upon delivery was sub-divided into: early (37-38+ 6 weeks' gestation), full (39-40+ 6 weeks' gestation), late (41-41+ 6 weeks' gestation) and post term (> 42 weeks). Fetuses with congenital malformations were excluded. The rate of OSA related hospitalizations up to the age of 18 was assessed in the different categories of gestational age, and cumulative rates compared using Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Cox …

publication date

  • January 1, 2017