Correlation Between Waist Circumferences With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk in Ent Clinic Sanglah Hospital Denpasar
I. Dewa Gede Arta Eka Putra and I. Putu Yupindra Pradiptha

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Medical Faculty of Udayana University, Sanglah Hospital, Denpasar, Indonesia.

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Abstract: Pauses in breathing during sleep or better known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the disorders that greatly disturb the quality of life of many people. Lifestyle changes such as reducing obesity can reduce OSA. One of the method to measure the level of obesity is the measurement of waist circumference, as one good indicator to know the risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Therefore, in this study would like to understand the relationship between waist circumferences with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This research method is analytical research with cross sectional study approach. The sample of this study was 385 visitors who came to the ENT clinic Sanglah Hospital Denpasar. The risk data for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) was taken using a research questionnaire adapted from the Berlin questionnaire and waist circumference measurements. Processing and data analyzing were done using the help of a computer program. The result of prevalence of abnormal waist circumference was 49 people (37,4%) lower than normal waist circumference group in high-risk category that was 82 people (62,6%). Based on the result of chi-square test, there was a significant relationship between increased waist circumference and risk of suffering Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) (p = 0.000) (p <0.05). There is a correlation between increased waist circumference and risk of suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Therefore it is advisable to keep the weight remains ideal by setting a healthy lifestyle.

Keywords: Apnea; Correlation; Obesity; Obstructive Sleep Apnea; Waist Circumference

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