Table 1

 Median (5th/95th centile) baseline characteristics of patients entering the study according to subsequent group allocation

Group 1:6 months autotitration(n = 31)Group 2:1 week autotitration(n = 33)Group 3:Algorithm(n = 34)p value between groups
ESS, Epworth Sleepiness Score; MWT, Maintenance of Wakefulness test; Sao2, oxygen saturation; SAQLI, Sleep Apnea Quality of Life Index.
Age (years)48.0 (33.0/66.6)43.0 (33.5/65.0)46.5 (33.8/68.0)0.6
M:F27:428:528:6
Neck size (cm)45.7 (39.5/53.0)45.7 (37.7/50.1)44.5 (35.6/53.3)0.7
4% Sao2 dip rate per hour36.8 (12.0/64.9)33.4 (11.9/82.0)33.0 (12.7/78.0)0.9
ESS16.0 (10.6/23.0)17.0 (10.4/22.6)16.5 (10.5/22.3)0.7
MWT (min)19.4 (1.4/40.0)19.5 (2.9/40)15.7 (2.1/40)0.8
24 hour mean BP95.8 (77.0/122.0)95.2 (77.3/118.3)96.2 (75.0/120.7)0.9
SAQLI score3.9 (1.7/6.0)3.1 (1.5/5.8)3.5 (1.9/6.1)0.4