Gender differences in clinical manifestations and polysomnographic findings in Chinese patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Gender differences in clinical manifestations and polysomnographic findings in Chinese patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2019 Oct 23;: Authors: Zhang Z, Cheng J, Yang W, Zou H, Su C, Miao J Abstract PURPOSE: The gender differences in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are not fully understood so far, as previous studies had conflicting results. No reports have addressed the differences in OSA between Chinese men and women. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and polysomnographic differences between Chinese men and women with OSA. METHODS: This case-paired control retrospective study included 580 consecutive Chinese patients (290 males and 290 females) newly diagnosed as OSA by overnight polysomnography from the Sleep Disorders Center of Tangdu Hospital affiliated to the Fourth Military Medical University of China. Demographic, clinical, and polysomnographic data of men and women with OSA were compared. Order logistic regression analysis was used to determine the risk factors for OSA severity. RESULTS: Male and female patients had similar age (57.3 ± 9.2 vs. 58.2 ± 8.9, p > 0.05) and body mass index (BMI) (25.4 ± 3.4 vs. 25.5 ± 3.9, p > 0.05). Women more commonly presented with insomnia (70.3% vs. 40.3%, p 
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