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Table 2 Comparison of age, BMI and AHI in in the selected studies.

From: Obesity and craniofacial variables in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: comparisons of cephalometric values

Authors Number of patients Non-obese patients(BMI <30) Obese patients (BMI ≥ 30)
   Age (year) BMI AHI Age (year) BMI AHI
    Mean ± SD   Mean ± SD
1 Pae et al., 1999 17 9 54.44 ± 10.47 24.69 ± 1.86 48.45 ± 8.48 8 40.63 ± 12.61 39.34 ± 5.55 84.84 ± 31.44
2 Paoli et al., 2000 85 39 56 ± 11 26 ± 2 46 ± 23 46 54 ± 10 35 ± 5 50 ± 23
3 Tangugsorn et al., 2000 100 43 48.3 ± 11.8 26.5 ± 2.7 32.2 ± 17.7 57 48.5 ± 11.7 34.3 ± 3.6 48.4 ± 28.8
4 Sforza et al., 2000 57 27 52.5 ± 9.8 - 62.1 ± 22.7 30 51.5 ± 8.3 - 82.2 ± 35.9
5 Iked et al., 2001 108 40 55 ± 11 24 ± 1.5 42 ± 24 68 54 ± 10 34.5 ± 4.7 46.6 ± 23.3
One-way ANOVA   F 3.05 10.96 8.41 F 5.47 18.90 12.73
   P 0.019 0.000 0.000 P 0.000 0.000 0.000
   SNK Post test 2 vs 3 3 vs 5 4 vs 3 SNK Post test 2 vs 1 1 vs 3 1 vs 5
    5 vs 3 2 vs 5 4 vs 5   2 vs 3 1 vs 5 1 vs 3
      4 vs 2   5 vs 1 1 vs 2 1 vs 2
      2 vs 3   5 vs 3   4 vs 5
      5 vs 3   4 vs 1   4 vs 3
          4 vs 2