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Mortality risk from mild to moderate OSA modified by age

Key clinical point: Among adults with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, the risk of mortality is highest among those younger than age 60.

Major finding: The hazard ratio for mortality was 1.44 for study participants younger than age 60 (P = .027), and 1.14 for those aged 60 and older (P = .34).

Study details: An analysis of 1,741 men and women from the Penn State Adult Cohort.

Disclosures: Dr. Vgontzas reported having no financial disclosures.


Vgontzas A et al. SLEEP 2019, Abstract 0504.