The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults.

@article{Young1993TheOO,
  title={The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults.},
  author={Terry B Young and Mari Palta and Jerome A Dempsey and James B. Skatrud and S M Weber and Safwan M. Badr},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={328 17},
  pages={
          1230-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Limited data have suggested that sleep-disordered breathing, a condition of repeated episodes of apnea and hypopnea during sleep, is prevalent among adults. [...] Key MethodMETHODS A random sample of 602 employed men and women 30 to 60 years old were studied by overnight polysomnography to determine the frequency of episodes of apnea and hypopnea per hour of sleep (the apnea-hypopnea score).Expand

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