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Table 2 At-home pulse oximetry in children with inconclusive and abnormal MOS

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

  McGill Oximetry Score (MOS)
Inconclusive Abnormal
Number of patients 677 104
Male (N° of pts.; %) 433 (55.4%) 69 (66.3%)
Age (years)* 5.1 ± 2.5 (1.0–16.1) 3.6 ± 2.0 (1.2–15.3)
BMZ Z-score −0.3 ± 2.8 (−3.7–2.9) −0.2 ± 2.7 (−3.9–2.8)
TERT (hrs)** 8.0 ± 1.2 (6.0–13.1) 8.3 ± 1.3 (6.1–12.2)
mean SpO2 (%)* 98.1 ± 1.3 (94.4–99.9) 96.5 ± 2.2 (86.5–99.3)
nadir SpO2 (%)* 92.4 ± 3.9 (54.0–99.0) 74.9 ± 14.4 (6.0–93.0)
SpO2 < 90% (% TERT)* 0.0 ± 0.1 (0.0–2.1) 3.2 ± 8.4 (0.0–73.9)
DI4 (Falls in saturation by ≥4%/hrs)* 1.0 ± 1.6 (0.0–15.9) 13.7 ± 15.0 (2.1–113.4)
mean PR (BPM) * 85.5 ± 11.9 (51.0–141.0) 97.4 ± 12.4 (62.7–127.0)
  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, P values * < 0.0001, P values ** < 0.02