OSA affects more Europeans than previously thought, ResMed says

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

PARIS – Approximately 175 million Europeans have obstructive sleep apnea, including 90 million with moderate to severe OSA, according to an abstract presented by ResMed at the European Respiratory Society’s annual ERS Congress. Russia had the highest prevalence of OSA at 40 million. “This data is a warning call to Europe’s doctors and other care providers to properly identify, screen and diagnose these people so they can get the life-changing treatment they need,” said Dr. Adam Benjafield, lead researcher and ResMed’s vice president of Medical Affairs. Other European countries with high rates: Germany, 26 million; France, 24 million; Ukraine, 13 million; Spain, 9 million; and United Kingdom, 8 million.