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Review Article

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women: Specific Issues and Interventions

Table 1

Estimated population prevalence of OSA.

StudyMild OSA (AHI ≥ 5/h)Moderate-to-severe OSA (AHI ≥ 15/h)
MalesFemalesMalesFemales

Young et al. [2]24%9%9%4%
Redline et al. [21]26%13%
Bixler et al. [22, 23]17%7%2%
Durán et al. [24]26.2%28%14%7%
Peppard et al. [25]13.5%6%
Franklin et al. [5]50%26%
Heinzer et al. [26]34%38%49.7%23.4%

Respiratory disturbance index (RDI) rather than AHI given.
Women aged 20–70 years.
Updated scoring criteria (AASM 2012) used.