Table 3

 Analysis of covariance to assess the effect of the different groups and body mass index (BMI) on C-reactive protein (CRP) levels

ParameterParameter estimate95% CI(lower bound)95% CI(upper bound)p Value
Parameter estimates are shown with the 95% confidence interval (CI) and the significance values (group 4 (severe OSAS/obesity) was used as the reference value).
Group 1: no obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS); Group 2: mild to moderate OSAS; Group 3: severe OSAS.
Group 1–0.0197–2.7512.7110.989
Group 20.168–2.4142.7510.897
Group 3–0.183–2.7812.4150.889