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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Sleep apnea

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Sleep apnea

The information below shows a list of types of Sleep apnea, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
Sleep apnea (overall) approx 1 in 15 or 6.62% or 18 million people in USA 18,000,000 estimated 18 million Americans (NHLBI)
Obstructive sleep apnea approx 1 in 22 or 4.41% or 12 million people in USA 11,999,999 12 million Americans
Central sleep apnea N/A N/A No information

Prevalence Statistics for Sleep apnea

Prevalance of Sleep apnea:

estimated 18 million Americans (NHLBI)

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 15 or 6.62% or 18 million people in USA [about data]

Prevalance of Sleep apnea:

It has been estimated that as many as 18 million Americans have sleep apnea. (Source: excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC)

Types of Sleep apnea

For more information about types of Sleep apnea, refer to our section on types of Sleep apnea.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Sleep apnea usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Sleep apnea at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Sleep apnea is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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