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Table 7 Comparison between men and women diagnosed with OSA

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

  Male Female p Sig
Mean ± SD Med (IQR) Mean ± SD Med (IQR)
Age (years) 54.39 ± 22.96 54 (44–63) 58.87 ± 10.25 60 (52–65.5) .001a HS
Weight (kg) 113.69 ± 46.99 110 (95–126) 103.97 ± 24 101 (86–119) .012a S
Height (cm) 175.18 ± 59.71 174 (168–178) 157.94 ± 13.44 160 (155–163) .001a HS
BMI (kg/m2) 34.18 ± 13.53 32 (28.3–37.7) 36.73 ± 23.25 34.0 (29.08–40.6) .07a NS
NC (cm) 43.56 ± 5.3 43 (41–46) 39.34 ± 4.41 39 (36–42) .001a HS
AHI 47.97 ± 31.22 47.5 (17.1–74.5) 37.95 ± 31.72 24.45 (10.9–64.4) .001b HS
ESS 10.23 ± 6.48 9 (5–15) 10.82 ± 6.11 10 (6–15) .304a NS
TST 302.46 ± 90.5 314 (246.5–368) 297.59 ± 93.97 294.75 (240–353.75) .270b NS
AI 37.92 ± 24.81 31.07 (17.5–58) 26.5 ± 22.85 19.9 (10.7–38.3) .001b HS
SpO2 91.85 ± 6.47 94 (90–95) 90.11 ± 9.01 93 (90–95) .416b NS
DI 54.36 ± 39.48 52.3 (18.6–82.5) 62.79 ± 56.47 47.8 (19.4–88.3) .423b NS
  N (%) N (%)  
OSA Mild 151 (22.3%) 53 (33.1%) .001c HS
Moderate 110 (16.2%) 36 (22.5%)
Severe 417 (61.5%) 71 (44.4%)
  1. IQR interquartile range, BMI body mass index, NC neck circumference, AHI apnea hypoapnea index, OSA obstructive sleep apnea, ESS Epworth Sleepiness Scale, TST total sleep time, AI arousal index, DI desaturation index
  2. aStudent t test
  3. bMann-Whitney test
  4. cChi-square test