2016
DOI: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2016.03.014
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Spyridoula Tsiliou, Nikolaos Rigopoulos, Antonios Koutelidakis

Abstract: respectively. OSA severity was evaluated through the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI), and the disease was characterized as severe if AHI values were 30 episodes/hour of sleep. Results: The 86.7% of the patients were obese, while 92.3%, 100% and 98.5% had elevated WC, WHR and WHtR, respectively. A statistically significant positive correlation was observed between AHI and BMI, WC, WHR and WHtR (rho¼0.28, 0.49, 0.49 and 0.37, respectively, all P<0.05). Patients with severe OSA had significantly higher WC and WHR comp…

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