Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Partinen1992EpidemiologyOO,
  title={Epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Markku Partinen and T Telakivi},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1992},
  volume={15 6 Suppl},
  pages={S1-4}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is the most common organic disorder of excessive daytime somnolence. In cross-sectional studies the minimum prevalence of OSAS among adult men is about one per cent. Prevalence is highest among men aged 40-65 years. The highest figures for this age group indicate that their prevalence of clinically significant OSAS may be 8.5% or higher. Habitual snoring is the most common symptom of OSAS (70-95%). The most significant risk factor for OSAS is obesity… CONTINUE READING
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