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Table 3 Comparison between patients with mild, moderate, and severe OSA

From: Factors affecting the severity of the apnea hypoapnea index: a retrospective study on 838 Egyptian patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea

  OSA p Sig
Mild, mean ± SD Moderate, mean ± SD Severe, mean ± SD
Age (years) 53.75 ± 12.21 57.54 ± 12.59 55.19 ± 5.44 .256* NS
Weight (kg)a 105.02 ± 22.66 102.57 ± 23 117.28 ± 20.37 .001* HS
Height (cm) 169.9 ± 12.27 170.21 ± 9.75 173.14 ± 90.87 .722* NS
BMI (kg/m2)a 32.34 ± 8.7 31.76 ± 7.87 36.47 ± 14.35 .001* HS
NC (cm)a 41.55 ± 5.23 40.5 ± 4.93 43.98 ± 5.12 .001* HS
  N (%) N (%) N (%)   
Sex Male 151 (22.27%) 110 (16.22%) 417 (61.5%) .001** HS
Female 53 (33.13%) 36 (22.5%) 71 (44.38%)
  1. BMI body mass index, NC neck circumference
  2. *ANOVA
  3. **Chi-square test
  4. aMild vs. moderate (NS), mild vs. severe (HS), and moderate vs. severe (HS)