Snoring and vascular risk factors and disease in a low-risk Chinese population: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study

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  • Chao Jiang
  • XQ Lao
  • SM McGhee
  • Wei Zhang
  • CM Schooling
  • T Lam

Colleges, School and Institutes


Study Objective: Snoring is a common condition, but data describing the relationship between snoring and vascular disease is very limited in Asian populations. We therefore describe the association between snoring and vascular disease and associated risk factors. Design: Cross-sectional study of baseline data from the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. Setting: Community-based elderly association from Guangzhou, China. Participants: 10413 Chinese subjects (50-85 years of age). Measurements: Self-reported snoring status and frequency and frequency of daytime tiredness were collected by questionnaire, as were demographic and socioeconomic data, disease histories, and potential confounders, such as smoking and alcohol consumption. Anthropometry, blood pressure, and fasting glucose and lipid profile were also measured. Results: Self-reported snoring frequency was identified in 8325 (80.0%) subjects, with 51.6% reporting that they snored, of whom 15.5% were daily snorers. Increasing prevalence of snoring showed a clear positive relationship with cardiovascular risk factors, including age, obesity, blood pressure, and lipid levels (p


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)896-900
Number of pages5
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006


  • vascular disease, blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, glucose, obesity, snoring