Which age groups have the highest prevalence of hypoventilation?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Most patients with hypoventilation syndromes are older. COPD and obesity increase in prevalence with age. Primary alveolar hypoventilation occurs more commonly in early adulthood, but it also occasionally is diagnosed in infancy. Most patients with OHS are older than 50 years. [10]


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