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.