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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 05 September 2018
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC040845

Association of age, gender, obesity and hypertension with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) among Filipino obstructive sleep apnea patients undergoing sleep study at St. Luke's Medical Center from 1998-2002.

Susana G. Garcia,
Raphael Ryan R. Zantua II,
Cynthia A. Mapua,
Loreto  J. Codamos,
Mercy Antoinette S. Gappi

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BACKGROUND: Studies have shown a high prevalence of OSA among the middle-aged group, the male gender and among the obese population. The last two years has likewise shown that OSA is a risk factor for hypertension
OBJECTIVE:To determine the association of age, gender, obesity and hypertension with OSA among Filipino OSA patients
MATERIALS AND METHODS:Cross-sectional study from previous records of polysomnography at St. Lukes Medical Center. Chi-square test of association analysis was performed with the level of significance set at 0.05.
RESULTS: A significant association between age, male gender, obesity and OSA is observed (p value: 0.001). This study showed that hypertension is prevalent among OSA patients (41.3 percent) than those without OSA (33.3 percent), however no statistical significance is noted (p value: 0.132).
CONCLUSION: The male gender, middle-age group and obesity are strongly associated with OSA in Filipino patients.

Publication Type
Journal
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Title
Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
Frequency
Others
Publication Date
July-August 2003
Volume
41
Issue
4
Page(s)
179-184
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