About the National Data
Baseline: 32.8 percent of adults aged 20 years and over with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea sought medical evaluation in 2015-16
Target: 36.8 percent
Minimal statistical significance
Persons were considered to have symptoms of sleep apnea if they answered the questions listed under denominator as follows: (snoring 3 or more nights per week) OR (snort, gasp or stop breathing 3 or more nights per week) OR (feel excessively sleepy during the day almost always 16-30 times per month AND usually sleep 7 or more hours per night on weekdays or worknights).
In 2023, when the population template data were programmed, the baseline was revised from 33.1% to 32.8% due to a change in the age adjustment groups for consistency with those used in Healthy People 2020. The target was revised from 37.1% to 36.8% using the original target setting method.