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The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults.
BACKGROUND Limited data have suggested that sleep-disordered breathing, a condition of repeated episodes of apnea and hypopnea during sleep, is prevalent among adults. Data from the Wisconsin SleepExpand
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Increased prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in adults.
Sleep-disordered breathing is a common disorder with a range of harmful sequelae. Obesity is a strong causal factor for sleep-disordered breathing, and because of the ongoing obesity epidemic,Expand
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Prospective study of the association between sleep-disordered breathing and hypertension.
BACKGROUND Sleep-disordered breathing is prevalent in the general population and has been linked to chronically elevated blood pressure in cross-sectional epidemiologic studies. We performed aExpand
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Longitudinal study of moderate weight change and sleep-disordered breathing.
CONTEXT Excess body weight is positively associated with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), a prevalent condition in the US general population. No large study has been conducted of the longitudinalExpand
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Population-based study of sleep-disordered breathing as a risk factor for hypertension.
BACKGROUND Clinical observations have linked sleep-disordered breathing, a condition of repeated apneas and hypopneas during sleep, with hypertension but evidence for an independent association hasExpand
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US Norms for Six Generic Health-Related Quality-of-Life Indexes From the National Health Measurement Study
Background:A number of indexes measuring self-reported generic health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) using preference-weighted scoring are used widely in population surveys and clinical studies inExpand
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Estimation of the clinically diagnosed proportion of sleep apnea syndrome in middle-aged men and women.
The proportion of sleep apnea syndrome (SAS) in the general adult population that goes undiagnosed was estimated from a sample of 4,925 employed adults. Questionnaire data on doctor-diagnosed sleepExpand
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Sleep-disordered breathing and motor vehicle accidents in a population-based sample of employed adults.
Studies have consistently shown that sleep apnea patients have high accident rates, but the generalizability of the association beyond clinic populations has been questioned. The goal of thisExpand
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The gender bias in sleep apnea diagnosis. Are women missed because they have different symptoms?
BACKGROUND Population-based studies have shown that sleep apnea is underdiagnosed in women, relative to men. One hypothesis for this gender bias is that women with sleep apnea are missed becauseExpand
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Associations between antioxidant and zinc intake and the 5-year incidence of early age-related maculopathy in the Beaver Dam Eye Study.
Associations between antioxidants and zinc and the 5-year incidence of early, age-related maculopathy (ARM) were investigated in a population-based cohort of middle-aged and older adultsExpand
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