The prevalence of and risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing in an elderly Korean population.

@article{Lee2014ThePO,
  title={The prevalence of and risk factors for sleep-disordered breathing in an elderly Korean population.},
  author={Sang Don Lee and Suk-Hoon Kang and Gawon Ju and Ji Won Han and Tae Hui Kim and Chung Suk Lee and Ki Woong Kim and In-Young Yoon},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={372-8}
}
BACKGROUND There are just a few epidemiological studies on sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in the elderly, and the results are inconsistent. STUDY OBJECTIVES We sought to investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for SDB in a representative elderly population with the use of attended nocturnal polysomnography (NPSG). METHODS Among 6,959 individuals aged ≥ 60 years living in Yongin City, Korea, 696 subjects were selected using random sampling. All the subjects were invited to visit a… CONTINUE READING

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