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Socioeconomic factors do not predict sleep apnea in a population sample from Mecklenburg‑Western Pomerania, Germany

Sleep and Breathing 2023 / May ; 27(2): 459 - 467

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35486311[PubMed]; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11325-022-02614-1

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DOI = 10.1007/s11325-022-02614-1

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Krüger M*1, Obst A2, Bernhardt O3, Ewert R2, Penzel T, Stubbe B2, Fietze I, Ivanovska T, Biffar R1, Daboul A1


Purpose Socioeconomic factors are known to modulate health. Concerning sleep apnea, influences of income, education, work, and living in a partnership are established. However, results differ between national and ethnic groups. results also differ between various clinical studies and population-based approaches. The goal of our study was to determine if such factors can be verified in the population of Pomerania, Germany. Methods A subgroup from the participants of the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania volunteered for an overnight polysomnography. Their data were subjected to an ordinal regressions analysis with age, sex, body mass index (BMI), income, education, work, and life partner as predictors for the apnea–hypopnea index. Results Among the subgroup (N = 1209) from the population-based study (N = 4420), significant effects were found for age, sex, and BMI. There were no significant effects for any of the socioeconomic factors. Conclusion Significant effects for well-established factors as age, sex, and BMI show that our study design has sufficient power to verify meaningful associations with sleep apnea. The lack of significant effects for the socioeconomic factors suggests their clinical irrelevance in the tested population.

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Sleep and Breathing

Year 2023
Month/Hj May
Impact Factor (2023)
Volume 27
Issue 2
Pages 459 - 467
Open Access ja
Peer reviewed ja
Article type Originalartikel
Article state erschienen - Druck
DOI 10.1007/s11325-022-02614-1
PubMed-ID 35486311

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Short name: SLEEP BREATH
ISSN: 1520-9512
eISSN: 1522-1709
Language: English

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