JBM  Vol.5 No.10 , October 2017
Obesity Indices Related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obese Adults
Abstract: Background: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is prevalent in obese patients. OSA should be evaluated because it might increase mortality. We aimed to evaluate the risk for OSA in obese Korean adults, and to examine the obesity indices most strongly associated with OSA. Method: Anthropometric measurements, fat computed tomography (CT) and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) were performed in 30 obese patients. All patients were divided into low or high risk group of OSA using Berlin Questionnaire. We compared differences between the groups in obesity-related indices. Result: Eleven of the 30 patients (36.7%) were in the low OSA risk group and 19 (63.3%) were in the high OSA risk group. The correlation coefficients for BMI, neck circumference, and neck-to-height ratio × 100(%) in the high-risk group versus the low-risk group were 1.03, 1.96, and 4.04, respectively (P = 0.03). Conclusion: The obesity index most strongly associated with OSA was neck circumference to height ratio.
Cite this paper: Kim, J. and Lee, S. (2017) Obesity Indices Related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obese Adults. Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 5, 34-43. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2017.510004.

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