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Table 2 Comparison of key variables for married/partnered versus unmarried/unpartnered participants

From: Relationships and CPAP adherence among women with obstructive sleep apnea

  Married or partnered women (N = 13) M (SD) or N (%) Unmarried and unpartnered women (N = 7) M (SD) or N (%)
Age 50.8 (9.1) 48.7 (12.0)
Race
 White 7 (53) 2 (29)
 Black 3 (23) 3 (43)
 Hispanic/Latina 5 (15) 2 (29)
 Other/More than 1 race 1 (8) 0 (0)
Apnea Hypopnea Index 16.2 (12.4) 28.4 (20.5)
Epworth Sleepiness Scale 11.7 (4.7) 11.7 (5.9)
Body Mass Index 35.0 (8.4) 42.7 (13.4)
Split night study 4 (57) 3 (23)
CPAP Adherence*
 Average use per night 4.6 (2.8) 2.1 (1.7)
 Adherence ≥4 h, 70% of nights 6 (60) 0 (0)*
Center for Epidemiologic Depression Scale (CES-D) 12.9 (6.6) 13.9 (4.3)
CPAP Self-Efficacy 27.4 (6.7) 34.6 (4.6)*
Perceived importance of treating OSA (1, not important-5, very important) 4.7 (0.9) 4.9 (0.4)
Insomnia Severity Index 15.5 (7.9) 20.4 (6.6)
Presleep Arousal Scale
 Cognitive 20.9 (10.2) 23.9 (9.4)
 Somatic 16.5 (9.5) 19.5 (9.4)
  1. *p < .05, p < .08