Table 1

The prevalence of SDB in older people

First author [ref.]Subjects nFemale %Age yearsPopulationPrevalence of SDB %
AHI ≥5 events·h−1AHI ≥10 or ‘≥15 events·h−1
Carskadon [7]405562–86Community36
Coleman [8]832866±5Sleep clinic39
McGinty [9]26064.4±4.4Community62
Roehrs [10]9761–81Sleep clinic27
Smallwood [11]302050–80Community37
Yesavage [12]41069.5±6.5Both73
Hoch [13]565269.3±5.4Community54
Knight [14]27NG75.8±5.9Primary care37
Mosko [15]466568.7±6.7Community2816
Ancoli-Israel [16]2336565–101Nursing home70
Hoch [17]1055360–91Community2613
Phillips [18]925264.2±8.6Community15
Ancoli-Israel [3]3465372.8±6.1Community30
Bixler [6]75065–100Community3124
Young [4]344860–99Community5420
Endeshaw [19]587677.7±6.7Community5619
Haas [20]36435270.2±6.9Community4620
Hader [21]805074.1±6.3General clinic4319
  • NG: not given. Reproduced and modified from [22].