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Volume 23 , Issue 6
November/December 2010

Pages 503506

Questionnaire-Based Study on Sleep-Disordered Breathing Among Edentulous Subjects in a University Oral Health Center

Hiroko Tsuda, DDS, PhD/Fernanda R. Almeida, DDS, PhD/Joanne N. Walton, DDS/ Alan A. Lowe, DMD, PhD

PMID: 21209983

The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and its relationship with nocturnal denture wear in edentulous subjects. Sixty-two edentulous subjects completed questionnaires to ascertain their risk for SDB; 25 subjects wore dentures during sleep. The prevalence of SDB was 40.3% based on the results of the Berlin Questionnaire. There was no significant difference between high- and low-risk groups with respect to age, Body Mass Index, or denture use, except for a history of self-reported high blood pressure. The prevalence of suspected SDB in edentulous subjects was higher than in the general population. Int J Prosthodont 2010;23:503506.

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