Table 1

Baseline characteristics

All patients (N=139)Telemedicine (N=69)Control (N=70)
Men120 (86%)59 (85%)61 (87%)
Age (years)49.0 (10.1)51.0 (8.9)47.0 (10.9)
BMI (kg/m2)33.2 (7.8)32.8 (7.3)33.6 (8.3)
Epworth Sleepiness Scale10.7 (4.7)10.5 (4.6)10.8 (4.8)
Cardiovascular disease18 (13%)11 (16%)7 (10%)
Depression20 (14%)13 (19%)7 (10%)
Daytime fatigue97 (70%)49 (71%)48 (69%)
Drowsy driving73 (52%)36 (52%)37 (53%)
Nasal problems89 (64%)46 (67%)43 (62%)
Apnea-Hypopnea Index (event/h)49 (35–46)45 (35–70)52 (35–62)
Oxygen Desaturation Index (%)46 (27–67)43 (27–67)48 (27–67)
CT90 (%)12.0 (3–31)13.0 (3–30)11.5 (3–31)
CPAP pressure (cm H2O)9 (8–11)9 (8–11)9 (8–10)
  • Intention-to-treat population.

  • Data are shown as mean (SD), median (1st quartile–3rd quartile) or number of patients (%).

  • BMI, body mass index; CPAP continuous positive airway pressure.