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Hispanic children are more likely to suffer from symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) than white children, according to data from the prospective Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea Study.
In the study, researchers from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Minnesota School of Medicine examined data from 1,214 surveys by parents with children ages 4 through 11 attending Tucson area schools (658 Hispanic children; 556 white children).
According to parental report, 11 percent of Hispanic children snored, compared with 7.4 percent of white children. Other sleep-disordered symptoms reported more often in Hispanic …