Table 5

The status of adenoid, tonsil, turbinate enlargement, and velopharyngeal isthmus in both obese and control groups

Obese group* n = 44Control group n = 44p value
*Two obese subjects were reluctant to undergo ENT examination.
†All the sizes of adenoid, tonsil, and turbinate enlargement were measured from grade 0 (no enlargement) to 4.
‡The smaller the size, the narrower the breathing airway.
Adenoid†
    0–23543
    3–491<0.05
Tonsil†
    0–23842
    3–462NS
Nasal turbinate†
    0–23635
    3–489NS
Velopharyngeal isthmus‡
    0–2167
    3–42837<0.05