Volume 5 Issue 9 (September, 2017)

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Prevalence of Symptoms and Risk of Sleep Apnea in General Patients in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
Virendra Kumar, Vivek Agarwal

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is an incessant, dynamic illness with high morbidity and mortality. It is underdiagnosed, particularly among ladies. OSA stays undiscovered in numerous people. The principle target of this examination is to study prevalence of symptoms and risk of sleep apnea in general patients in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India. Materials and Methods: Study member incorporates 120 back to back patients who were > 15 years old, paying little respect to the purpose behind the visit. In this planned study, a prepared, trained attendant regulated the Berlin Questionnaire to a successive random number of patients. We gathered statistic data, pervasiveness of self-reported chronic snoring, sleepiness, obesity (body mass index [BMI] > 30), hypertension, and calculation of OSA risk. Result: 55% (n = 66) of the respondents were female, while 45% (n = 54) were male. Twenty five respondents met the criteria for the high risk scoring. This gives a prevalence rate of 20.83%, while the remaining of the members was named generally safe and are at low risk. The general mean age of the high risk respondents was 37.9 ± 8.5 years. The most astounding prevalence was seen between age 45 to 55 in the two sexes. Sixty two percent of the high hazard gather had a weight record (BMI) 30 kg/m2 and the mean BMI was 32.6 ± 4.6 kg/m2. Conclusion: The prevalence of symptoms of OSAS among grown-up Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India natives is high, patients are in danger for OSAS. Considering the serious adverse health and personal satisfaction outcomes of OSA, endeavors to facilitate analysis and treatment are demonstrated.
Keywords: Insomnia, Obstructive apnea syndrome (OSA), Prevalence, Risk factors.

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