Health disparities in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing.

TitleHealth disparities in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsWilliamson AA, Johnson TJ, Tapia IE
JournalPaediatr Respir Rev
Date Published2022 Jan 28
ISSN1526-0550
Abstract

Sleep-disordered breathing reflects a continuum of overnight breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep-disordered breathing in childhood is associated with significant adverse outcomes in multiple domains of functioning. This review summarizes the evidence of well-described ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic disparities in pediatric sleep-disordered breathing, from its prevalence to its treatment-related outcomes. Research on potential socio-ecological contributors to these disparities is also reviewed. Critical future research directions include the development of interventions that address the modifiable social and environmental determinants of these health disparities.

DOI10.1016/j.prrv.2022.01.005
Alternate JournalPaediatr Respir Rev
PubMed ID35277358