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Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia

Abdulrahman J. Alqahtani, Abdullah Musleh, Adnan Q. Al-Malki, Khalid A. Al-Shahrani, Khalid A. Al-Shahrani.

Abstract
Objectives: to assess the Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in the Aseer region, Saudi Arabia.
Methods: A current study complied a descriptive cross-sectional approach targeting all available adults in the Aseer region, South of Saudi Arabia. A total of 1050 eligible adults received and completed the study survey. Data were collected from participants using a pre-structured electronic questionnaire. OSA screening STOP-Bang) the questionnaire, was used to assess the severity of OSA based on the snoring, tiredness, reported apnea, high BP, BMI, age, neck circumference, and male gender.
Results: A total of 1050 participants completed the study survey with their ages varied from 18 to 65 years with a mean age of 30.6 ± 10.8 years old. The majority of participants were males (77.7%; 816). As for body mass index, 57 (5.4%) had BMI below 18.5 kg/m2 (underweight), 261 (24.9%) were overweight, 195 (18.6%) were obese, 225 (21.4%) morbid obesity. The most-reported signs and symptoms were laziness and lethargy during day time (56%) followed by feeling tired while walking up (55%), urgent desire to sleep during daytime (51%), snoring loudly (50%), feeling anxious (49%), gasping during sleep (44%).
Conclusion: In conclusion, the research showed that more than two-thirds of the study adults had moderate to high risk for OSA. The highest prevalence was detected among male adults at old age with a high body mass index.

Key words: Obstructive sleep apnea, prevalence, adults, manifestations, risk factors, snoring, diagnosis


 
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Alqahtani AJ, Musleh A, Al-Malki AQ, Al-Shahrani KA, Al-Shahrani KA. Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. Int J Surg Med. 2022; 8(1): 17-22. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults


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Alqahtani AJ, Musleh A, Al-Malki AQ, Al-Shahrani KA, Al-Shahrani KA. Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ejos.org/?mno=133592 [Access: July 31, 2022]. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults


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Alqahtani AJ, Musleh A, Al-Malki AQ, Al-Shahrani KA, Al-Shahrani KA. Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. Int J Surg Med. 2022; 8(1): 17-22. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults



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Alqahtani AJ, Musleh A, Al-Malki AQ, Al-Shahrani KA, Al-Shahrani KA. Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. Int J Surg Med. (2022), [cited July 31, 2022]; 8(1): 17-22. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults



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Alqahtani, A. J., Musleh, . A., Al-Malki, . A. Q., Al-Shahrani, . K. A. & Al-Shahrani, . K. A. (2022) Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. Int J Surg Med, 8 (1), 17-22. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults



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Alqahtani, Abdulrahman J., Abdullah Musleh, Adnan Q. Al-Malki, Khalid A. Al-Shahrani, and Khalid A. Al-Shahrani. 2022. Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 8 (1), 17-22. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults



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Alqahtani, Abdulrahman J., Abdullah Musleh, Adnan Q. Al-Malki, Khalid A. Al-Shahrani, and Khalid A. Al-Shahrani. "Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 8 (2022), 17-22. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults



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Alqahtani, Abdulrahman J., Abdullah Musleh, Adnan Q. Al-Malki, Khalid A. Al-Shahrani, and Khalid A. Al-Shahrani. "Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Surgery and Medicine 8.1 (2022), 17-22. Print. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults



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Alqahtani, A. J., Musleh, . A., Al-Malki, . A. Q., Al-Shahrani, . K. A. & Al-Shahrani, . K. A. (2022) Prevalence of Un-Diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea among adults in Aseer region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Surgery and Medicine, 8 (1), 17-22. doi:10.5455/ijsm.PrevalenceofUn-Diagnosedobstructivesleepapneaamongadults