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Statistics about Obstructive sleep apnea

Prevalence and incidence statistics for Obstructive sleep apnea:

See also prevalence and incidence page for Obstructive sleep apnea

Prevalance of Obstructive sleep apnea: 12 million Americans

Prevalance Rate: approx 1 in 22 or 4.41% or 12 million people in USA [about data]

Undiagnosed prevalence of Obstructive sleep apnea: as many as 10 million

Undiagnosed prevalence rate: approx 1 in 27 or 3.68% or 10 million people in USA [about data]

About statistics:

This page presents a variety of statistics about Obstructive sleep apnea. The term 'prevalence' of Obstructive sleep apnea usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Obstructive sleep apnea at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Obstructive sleep apnea refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Obstructive sleep apnea diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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