Santosh Kumar Sah, Dr. R. S. Inamdar, Dr.Aloke Banerjee, Dr. Yashoda -


AIMS: To study the correlation among sleep apnea, anthropometric parameters and systemic blood pressure.

OBJECTIVES: To find the difference in BMI,Waist Circumference, Neck Circumference, Waist -Hip ratio, SBP and DBP among participants of AHI>10 group and AHI≤ 10 group.

METHOD: Two groups were studied, AHI>10 having 22 participants and AHI≤10 having 19 participants on bases of severity of sleep apnea recorded by polysomnography. Their height was measured with help of mounted measuring tape, weight was recorded using weighing machine, neck circumference, waist circumference, hip circumference were measured with metalic measuring tape followed by calculation of waist to hip ratio and BMI. The comparison of all these parameters was done among the participants of the AHI>10 and AHI≤ 10 groups.

RESULT: Mean BMI of participants in AHI>10 group was more as compare to mean BMI of participants in AHI≤10 group and the difference was highly significant. Mean SBP of participants in AHI>10 group was more as compare to mean SBP of participants in AHI≤10 group and the difference was highly significant. Mean DBP of participants in AHI>10 group was more as compare to mean DBP of participants in AHI≤10 group and the difference was highly significant.

CONLUSION: The present study shows that anthropometric parameters as well as systolic and diastolic blood pressure were significantly more in AHI > 10 group as compared to AHI ≤ 10 group.



Sleep apnea, Systolic blood pressure, Diastolic blood pressure, Waist/hip ratio, Body mass index, Neck circumference, Waist circumference

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