Obesity and craniofacial structure as risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea: impact of ethnicity.

@article{Sutherland2012ObesityAC,
  title={Obesity and craniofacial structure as risk factors for obstructive sleep apnoea: impact of ethnicity.},
  author={Kate Sutherland and Richard W W Lee and Peter A. Cistulli},
  journal={Respirology},
  year={2012},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={213-22}
}
OSA is the result of structural and functional abnormalities that promote the repetitive collapse of the upper airway during sleep. This common disorder is estimated to occur in approximately 4% of men and 2% of women, with prevalence studies from North America, Australia, Europe and Asia indicating that occurrence is relatively similar across the globe. Anatomical factors, such as obesity and craniofacial morphology, are key determinants of the predisposition to airway collapse; however, their… CONTINUE READING

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