Obstructive Sleep Apnea - Incidence
According to population-based studies, symptomatic obstructive sleep apnea appears to affect people over 50 years. Nearly 2 percent of women and 4 percent of men are known to complain of this condition. Asymptomatic Sleep Apnea is more common than symptomatic obstructive sleep apnea.
► Among habitual loud snorers, the incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is about 17% in men and 15% in women.
► Some researchers have noticed an increased incidence of OSA in persons of Asian origin.