Expenditure on health care in obese women with and without sleep apnea.

  title={Expenditure on health care in obese women with and without sleep apnea.},
  author={Katsuhisa Banno and Clare D. Ramsey and Randy Walld and Meir H. Kryger},
  volume={32 2},
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of obesity and sleep apnea on health care expenditure in women over 10 years. DESIGN Retrospective observational study SETTING Tertiary university-based medical center PATIENTS AND CONTROLS Three groups of age-matched women: 223 obese women with OSAS (body mass index: 39.3 +/- 0.6 kg/m2), and from the general population, 223 obese controls (BMI 36.3 +/- 0.4) and 223 normal weight controls (BMI 23.9 +/- 0.4). INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND… CONTINUE READING


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