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Table 3 Characteristics of patients diagnosed with OSA.

From: Chronic cough and obstructive sleep apnea in a community-based pulmonary practice

Patient characteristic N = 33
Age (mean ± SD) 57 (± 13)
Female:Male ratio 1.3
BMI kg/m2 (mean ± SD)  
   Overall 35 (± 7)
   Male 33(± 4)
   Female 36 (± 8)
Duration of cough in weeks (mean ± SD)  
   Overall 88 (± 262)
   Male 23 (± 26)
   Female 136 (± 341)
Comorbidities  
   Hypertension 12 (37%)
   Diabetes mellitus 7 (21%)
   Known sleep apnea 12 (37%)
   Coronary artery disease 1 (3%)
   ACE-I therapy 6 (18%)
Single diagnoses for cough  
   GERD 17/33 (52%)
   UACS 2/33 (9%)
   CVA 0
Multiple diagnoses for cough  
   GERD & UACS 10/33 (30%)
   UACS & CVA 0
   GERD & CVA 1/33 (3%)
UACS, GERD & CVA 2/33 (6%)
  1. Abbreviations: OSA - Obstructive sleep apnea; BMI - Body mass index; ACE-I - Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors.