Table 2—

Multivariate regression between apnoea–hypopnoea index (AHI) and total cholesterol, triglyceride-, HDL-C and LDL-C serum levels

AHI adjusted
βp-value
Total cholesterol0.0050.927
Triglycerides0.0760.107
HDL-C−0.195<0.001
LDL-C0.0450.434
  • There is an independent negative relationship between AHI and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) serum levels. Body mass index, age, sex, diabetes and lipid lowering drugs were confounders. LDL-C: low-density lipoprotein cholesterol.