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Associations of symptoms of sleep apnea with cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, and mortality among older Japanese-American men

TitleAssociations of symptoms of sleep apnea with cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, and mortality among older Japanese-American men
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsFoley, DJ, Monjan, AA, Masaki, KH, Enright, PL, Quan, SF, White, LR
JournalJournal of the American Geriatrics SocietyJournal of the American Geriatrics Society
Volume47
Pagination524-528
Date PublishedMay
ISBN Number0002-8614<br/>1532-5415
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 1999-05133-002
Keywords*Cardiovascular Disorders, *Cognitive Ability, *Death and Dying, *Japanese Cultural Groups, *Sleep Apnea, Aging, Cognitive Impairment, Human Male Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Aged (65 yrs & older) Very Old (85 yrs & older), Physical & Somatoform & Psychogenic Disorders [3290], Symptoms, symptoms of sleep apnea & prevalent cardiovascular disease & cognitive impairment & mortality, 71-93 yr old Japanese-American men, 3-yr study, us
AbstractExamined the association between symptoms of sleep apnea and prevalent cardiovascular disease, cognitive impairment, and subsequent 3-yr mortality. A longitudinal study was conducted with 2,905 71-93 yr old Japanese-American men participating in the Honolulu Heart Program cohort study from 1991-1993, which is the baseline for the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study of dementia. Self-reported snoring, daytime sleepiness, breathing pauses, diagnosed cardiovascular disease and dementia, and cognitive functioning and vital status were assessed over a 3-yr period. Results show less frequent symptoms of sleep apnea in older Japanese-American men than men living in Japan. Excessive daytime sleepiness was associated with poor cognition and dementia, but whether it also was an indicator for sleep apnea in this age group remains unclear. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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