What are the sexual predilections of hypoventilation?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Primary alveolar hypoventilation occurs more commonly in male patients than in female patients. COPD also occurs more commonly in men than in women; however, because of increased smoking in women, the incidence is increasing in females. OHS is another condition that occurs more commonly in males, with a 2:1 male-to-female ratio. [2]


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