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

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.

Alternate JournalPaediatr Respir Rev
PubMed ID35277358