Prenatal, Perinatal, and Early Childhood Factors Associated with Childhood Obstructive Sleep Apnea

“In this study, the authors tested associations between pre and perinatal and early childhood factors and the risk of childhood OSAS from a cohort of 2867 mother-child pairs already enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort Study. Children conceived by in-vitro fertilization, premature deliveries due to trauma were some of the exclusions. This secondary analysis study demonstrated strong associations between childhood OSAS and prematurity/low birth weight, maternal obesity/diabetes, childhood obesity, and elevated early childhood leptin levels. “