Article Abstract

When do gender differences begin in obstructive sleep apnea patients?

Authors: Sang-Wook Kim, Luigi Taranto-Montemurro


Higher prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in men compared to women has been consistently reported by previous clinic-based and community-based studies. In addition, OSA is more severe in men compared with women matched for body mass index, although this sex difference decreases with increasing age.