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Prevalence and Incidence of Sleep apnea

Prevalance of Sleep apnea:

estimated 18 million Americans (NHLBI) ... see also overview of Sleep apnea.

Prevalance Rate:

approx 1 in 15 or 6.62% or 18 million people in USA [Source statistic for calcuation: "estimated 18 million Americans (NHLBI)" -- see also general information about data sources]

Prevalance of types of Sleep apnea:

For details see prevalence of types of Sleep apnea analysis; summary of available prevalence data:

Undiagnosed prevalence of Sleep apnea:

estimated 2-4% of Americans undiagnosed ... see also misdiagnosis of Sleep apnea.

Undiagnosed prevalence rate:

approx 1 in 50 or 2.00% or 5.4 million people in USA [about data] ... Note: this rate calculation uses the following statistic: estimated 2-4% of Americans undiagnosed

Prevalance of Sleep apnea:

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

More Statistics about Sleep apnea:

  • Hospitalization statistics
  • All statistics for Sleep apnea

    About prevalence and incidence statistics:

    The term 'prevalence' of Sleep apnea usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Sleep apnea at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Sleep apnea refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of 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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