Table 1– Characteristics of patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and sleep controls
OSASleep controlsp-value
Sex n (M/F)58 (55/3)25 (22/3)NS
Blood typeNS
 A1812
 B82
 O268
 AB63
Age yrs44.7±9.938.3±7.1<0.01
BMI kg·m−228.2±3.727.7±3.0NS
AHI50.5±22.24.5±2.8<0.01
ODI3%41.6±19.97.8±5.1<0.01
Lowest Sp,O2 %76.0±10.088.8±5.0<0.01
Systolic blood pressure mmHg129±16122±28NS
Diastolic blood pressure mmHg82±1281±10NS
vWF:Ag levels % at 06:00 h103.1±61.4143.5±63.8<0.01
ADAMTS13:AC levels % at 06:00 h56.8±22.661.7±20.6NS
  • Data are presented as mean±SD, unless otherwise stated. M: males: F: females; BMI: body mass index; AHI: apnoea/hypopnoea index; ODI3%: oxygen desaturation index ≥3%; Sp,O2: arterial oxygen saturation measured by pulse oximetry; vWF:Ag: von Willebrand factor antigen; ADAMTS13:AC: a disintegrin-like, metalloproteinase, and thrombospiondin type 1 motifs 13 activity; NS: not significant.