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HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC040845 Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 01 June 2020

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
Publication Sub Type
Journal Article, Original
Philippine Journal of Internal Medicine
Publication Date
July-August 2003
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Abstract Print Format