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A prospective, infant cohort study of children with sickle cell anemia was evaluated to determine the relationship between daytime pulse oximeter measurements and the incidence of pain and acute chest episodes (ACS). A total of 130 children were evaluated. The Pearson correlation between SpO2 and pain and ACS episode rates were 0.00 (P = .97) and 0.10 (P = .27), respectively. Daytime SpO2 cannot independently predict the subsequent rate of pain and ACS episodes.