Status: Baseline only

Baseline only

Most Recent Data:
33.1 percent (2015-16) *

37.1 percent  *

Desired Direction:
Increase desired

33.1 percent of adults aged 20 years and over with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea sought medical evaluation in 2015-16  *

Age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population.

Increase the proportion of adults with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea who seek medical evaluation

Target-Setting Method
Minimal statistical significance


Many people in the United States have obstructive sleep apnea, which increases the risk of heart, brain, and metabolic problems. Untreated sleep apnea can also cause people to be very tired and fall asleep when they shouldn’t, like while driving. Efforts to raise awareness about sleep apnea can help people recognize symptoms, see a health care provider, and get the treatment they need.