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Prevalence of Smoking in Women Diagnosed With Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS) in a University Hospital FREE TO VIEW

Francisca Marquez, MD; Maria Jose Antona, MD; María Teresa Gómez Vizcaíno, MD; Pilar Cordero Montero, MD; Hernando Chávez Roldán, MD
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Hospital Universitario Infanta Cristina, Badajoz, Spain

Chest. 2014;145(3_MeetingAbstracts):614A. doi:10.1378/chest.1821663
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SESSION TITLE: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Posters

SESSION TYPE: Poster Presentations

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 01:15 PM - 02:15 PM

PURPOSE: To determine the prevalence of smoking in women diagnosed of Sleep Apnea-Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS) in a service of respiratory medicine corresponding to a University Hospital, and its relationship with the severity of illness.

METHODS: Retrospective study in which we include the patients diagnosed of SAHS by means of portable polygraphy in a 8 years period. We used the SPSS program to statistical analysis of the dates.

RESULTS: We made the diagnosis of SAHS in 1513 cases, and 23% were women. Both in men and in women, the majority concerned to the severe SAHS group (58,3% in men and 54,3% in women) Among males, most were or had been smokers (19,4% current smokers and 38% former smokers), whereas among females, the majority were never smokers (82,8%). Classified by illness severity, smokers as non smokers as well ex-smokers, most of them belonged to severe SAHS group (61.8% smokers, 54.5% non smokers and 59.8% ex-smokers). Among women who smoke diagnosed of SAHS, 15.4% had a severe level, 8.16% moderate and 1.3% were mild.

CONCLUSIONS: 1) There is relationship between the tobacco cconsumption in our studied population of women and the severity in the diagnosis of SAHS. 2) The highest percentage of women smokers have a severe SAHS, considering tobacco consumption an a worsening factor for this disease.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: We must recommend stop smoking, not only in patients with diseases related to his consumption, but also in patients with SAHS, without forgetting the smoking women.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Francisca Marquez, Maria Jose Antona, María Teresa Gómez Vizcaíno, Pilar Cordero Montero, Hernando Chávez Roldán

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