All individuals can acquire OSA although it is more evident in individual ages 35 to 54 years old. Men are more at risk in acquiring OSA than in women. After the menopausal stage, women are likely to show symptoms of OSA.
Overweight and obese people are also prone to OSA. Studies show that 60% of the elderly (individuals ages 65 years and above) are suffering from OSA. OSA may be hereditary or is a matter of abnormal structure of the bones, particularly the neck and jaw.Tags: apnea, prevalence, osa