In 20 Years, Sleep Apnea Deaths Have Only Risen For Black Men

Published May 4, 2022

Futurity reported on UB research that found over the past two decades, more Black men have been dying from obstructive sleep apnea than have white people or Black females. Their death from sleep apnea has continued to rise, in contrast to rates that have flattened for white people and Black females. The study, led by Yu-Che Lee, medical resident in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, identifies for the first time this significant racial health disparity in mortality resulting from sleep apnea.