Asked by Hanim Rosli on Feb 18, 2024

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What is the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea? Is it more common in men or in women? What the primary reason for the increase in obstructive sleep apnea in recent decades?

Prevalence

Proportion of the population who have a specific disorder at a given point or period in time.

  • Understanding the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea
  • Differentiating the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in men and women
  • Identifying the primary reason for the increase in obstructive sleep apnea in recent decades
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Tamika Pettaway

Feb 18, 2024

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▪ Estimates of prevalence vary widely worldwide, from 9 percent to 38 percent.
▪ Higher rates are seen in men than women and at older ages.
▪ The dramatic increase in overweight and obesity in recent decades is associated with a major increase in obstructive sleep apnea.