alexa Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Cardiovascular Disease Risks a
ISSN: 2167-0277

Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Cardiovascular Disease Risks among Haitian Medical Students

Diana M Rosenthal1, Donaldson F Conserve2, Dodley Severe3, Michaele A Gedeon3, Ferdinand Zizi1, Georges Casimir4, Samy I McFarlane5 and Girardin Jean Louis1*

1Department of Population Health, Center for Healthful Behavior Change, NYU School of Medicine, NY, USA

2Department of Health Promotion, Arnold School of Public Health, Education, and Behavior, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, USA

3University of the Aristide Foundation, Haiti, USA

4Department of Psychiatry, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

5Department of Endocrinology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Girardin Jean Louis
Professor of Population Health and Psychiatry, Department of Population Health
Center for Healthful Behavior Change, New York University School of Medicine
227 East 30th Street, 6th Floor, NY 10016, USA
Tel: 6465012623
Fax: 2122634201
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: March 15, 2017; Accepted date: April 19, 2017; Published date: April 25, 2017

Citation: Rosenthala DM, Conserveb DF, Severec D, Gedeonc MA, Zizia F, et al. (2017) Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Cardiovascular Disease Risks among Haitian Medical Students. J Sleep Disord Ther 6:264. doi:10.4172/2167-0277.1000264

Copyright: © 2017 Rosenthal DM, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

 

Abstract

Sleep apnea is a prevalent sleep disorder that disproportionately affects blacks and has been previously studied among Caribbean-born blacks in Brooklyn, New York, but there has been negligible research in the Caribbean, specifically Haiti, and developing countries on this pressing health issue. A total of 373 medical students (mean age=20.6 years ± 2.3 years) from a medical school in Haiti participated in this study. Participants were administered a questionnaire assessing their sleep health and cardiovascular outcomes. The rate of sleep apnea symptoms was: snoring (13.2%), excessive daytime sleepiness (73.7%), and difficulty maintaining sleep (25.3%). Many reported falling asleep while watching television (68.2%) or while driving (7.8%). Based on logistic regression analysis, reported nocturnal breathing pauses was the most important predictor of the likelihood of reporting a history of cardiac disease (14.96; 95% CI=1.27–76.07). Findings suggest that more aggressive effort should be made to increase screening of sleep apnea among Haitians, thereby increasing the likelihood for early detection and treatment to reduce sleep-related risk of cardiovascular disease.

Keywords

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading
Loading Please wait..
 
Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords