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Does Race Affect Sleep Apnea Mortality Rates?

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  1. You are a member of the healthcare team seeing a 45-year-old woman with obesity and complaints of excessive snoring plus daytime fatigue. An overnight polysomnogram confirms obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What can you tell this patient regarding the epidemiology of OSA in the US?
    Although OSA is more common among men vs women, OSA among women is associated with a higher mortality rate
    Rates of OSA are similar among Hispanic and non-Hispanic White adults
    Rates of OSA are higher in Black adults compared with White adults
    Rates of OSA are lower in comparing Chinese American and White adults
  2. Which one of the following groups continued to experience an increase in the rate of mortality related to sleep apnea between 2009 and 2019 in the current study by Lee and colleagues?
    All Black individuals and all White individuals
    Black men and women only
    Black men only
    White women only