Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0277

+44 1478 350008

Wu-Chien Chien

Department of Nursing, National Yang-Ming Chiao-Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Research Article   
    This Nested Case-Control Study Revealed That Patients With Obesity Experienced More Severe OSA Than Did Those With NASD
    Author(s): Chi-Hsiang Chung, Chien-An Sun, Nian-Sheng Tzeng and Wu-Chien Chien*

    Objectives: To compare whether nonapnea sleep disorders (NASDs) or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)are associated with an increased risk of obesity. Methods: From January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2015, we identified 24 363 patients with obesity from the 2005 Longitudinal Health Insurance Database, which is part of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Research Database; 97 452 patients without obesity were also identified from the same database. The age, sex, and index date were matched. Multiple logistic regression was used to analyze the previous exposure risk of patients with obesity and NASD or OSA. A P value of <.05 was considered significant. Results: Patients with obesity were more likely to be exposed to OSA than did those with NASD (OSA adjusted OR [AOR] = 2.927, 95% CI=1.878-4.194, P < .001; NASD adjust.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0277.21.10.327

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