Written by Dr. Anitha Paderla, MBBS | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Feb 07, 2020

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.


sunny1 Tuesday, June 3, 2008

See this recent publication that indicates that obstructive Sleep Apnea - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with coronary artery disease (CAD). We hypothesized that OSA is independently related to the risk of CAD or death from any cause. In this observational cohort study, patients referred for OSA underwent polysomnography, and subsequent CAD events (myocardial infarction, coronary angiography or bypass graft surgery) or death were recorded. Patients were divided into exposure (AHI 15) and comparison groups (AHI Increased Risk of Coronary Artery Disease and Death, Shah NA et al New Haven, CT

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