Snoring in children may be associated with different causes and risk factors than snoring in adults. According to a study of 219 children with allergies selected from the Australian Childhood Asthma Prevention study, it was found that 60% of children with allergies snored and that 26% snored more than 3 times per week. It was also revealed that being first born, exposure to maternal tobacco smoke, or having asthma and eczema at 5 years of age were all factors associated with snoring in children. In comparison, risk factors for snoring in adults include excess weight, middle/older age, consumption of alcohol and smoking.
Pediatric Pulmonology vol 42 (7) May 2007; pp584-591