Gender differences in morbidity and health care utilization among adult obstructive sleep apnea patients.

@article{GreenbergDotan2007GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in morbidity and health care utilization among adult obstructive sleep apnea patients.},
  author={Sari Greenberg-Dotan and Haim Reuveni and Tzahit Simon-Tuval and Arie S Oksenberg and Ariel Tarasiuk},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={1173-80}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To explore gender differences in morbidity and total health care utilization 5 years prior to diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). DESIGN Case-control study; patients were recruited between January 2001 and April 2003. SETTING Two university-affiliated sleep laboratories. PATIENTS 289 women (22-81 years) with OSA were matched with 289 men with OSA for age, body mass index (BMI), and apnea-hypopnea index (AHI). All OSA patients were matched 1:1 with healthy controls… CONTINUE READING