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Table 1 Children’s main characteristics and at-home pulse oximetry results

From: Age and seasons influence on at-home pulse oximetry results in children evaluated for suspected obstructive sleep apnea

  All patients
Number of patients 781
Male (N° of pts.; %) 433 (55.4%)
Age (years) 4.9 ± 2.5 (1.0–16.1)
BMI Z-score −0.3 ± 2.8 (−3.9–2.9)
Obesity (N° pts.; %) 78 (10.0%)
Asthma (N° pts.; %) 168 (21.5%)
Allergy (N° pts.; %) 93 (11.9%)
Malocclusion (N° pts.; %) 70 (9.0%)
TERT (hrs) 8.0 ± 1.2 (6.0–13.1)
mean SpO2 (%) 97.9 ± 1.3 (86.5–99.9)
nadir SpO2 (%) 90.0 ± 8.7 (6.0–99.0)
SpO2 < 90% (% TERT) 0.4 ± 3.2 (0.0–23.9)
DI4 (Falls in saturation by ≥4%/hrs) 2.7 ± 7.1 (0.6–113.4)
mean PR (BPM) 87.1 ± 12.6 (51.0–141.0)
  1. Data expressed as mean ± SD, unless otherwise specified. TERT Total Effective Recording Time, SpO 2 Oxygen Saturation, DI 4 Oxygen Desaturation ≥4% Index, PR Pulse Rate