Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in the population— a review on the epidemiology of sleep apnea

Post date: Jan 11, 2017 10:26:19 AM

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea defined at an apnea-hypopnea index ≥5 was a mean of 22% in men and 17% in women in eleven published epidemiological studies. The prevalence of OSA has increased in epidemiological studies over time. Differences and the increase in prevalence of sleep apnea are probably due to different diagnostic equipment, definitions, study design and characteristics of included subjects including effects of the obesity epidemic.

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