Demographic characteristics of 3,659 Japanese patients with obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome diagnosed by full polysomnography: associations with apnea–hypopnea index

@article{Ohdaira2006DemographicCO,
  title={Demographic characteristics of 3,659 Japanese patients with obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome diagnosed by full polysomnography: associations with apnea–hypopnea index},
  author={Fumi Ohdaira and Kazutoshi Nakamura and Hideaki C Nakayama and Makoto Satoh and Tetsuro Ohdaira and Masami Nakamata and Masaki Kohno and Akira Iwashima and Akira Onda and Yoshiaki Kobayashi and Katsuya Fujimori and Toshio Kiguchi and Shuji Izumi and Tadaharu Kobayashi and Hideo Shinoda and Sugata Takahashi and Fumitake Gejyo and Masaharu Yamamoto},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  year={2006},
  volume={11},
  pages={93-101}
}
Information on obstructive sleep apnea–hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) in Japan has been limited. The purposes of this clinical study were to evaluate the demographic characteristics of Japanese OSAHS patients and to assess how demographic factors are associated with OSAHS severity. We analyzed 3,659 OSAHS patients who underwent polysomnographic evaluation between January 2000 and December 2004 at 11 hospitals in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. Data consisted of apnea–hypopnea index (AHI) and demographic… CONTINUE READING