Associations between obstructive sleep apnea, sleep duration, and abnormal fasting glucose the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis

Jessie P. Bakker, Jia Weng, Rui Wang, Susan Redline, Naresh M Punjabi, Sanjay R. Patel

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Rationale: No data exist as to the role of ethnicity in the associations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), sleep duration, and metabolic dysfunction. Objectives: To examine links between OSA, objectively measured habitual sleep duration, and fasting glucose in U.S. ethnic groups. Methods: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis is a multisite community-based study that conducted polysomnography and wrist actigraphy. In 2,151 subjects (1,839 in fully adjusted models), the apnea-hypopnea index was used to classify OSA as none (0-4.9/h), mild (5-14.9/h), or moderate to severe (≥15/h). Actigraphic sleep duration was classified as short (≤5 h/night), intermediate (>5 and

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-753
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2015



  • Ethnicity
  • Insulin resistance
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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