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Table 3 Correlation of anthropometric and cephalometric parameters with AHI

From: Gender-specific cephalometric features related to obesity in sleep apnea patients: trilogy of soft palate-mandible-hyoid bone

ParametersAll subjectsMaleFemale
 RPS− 0.048− 0.053− 0.208
 RLS0.137*0.108− 0.024
  1. *P < 0.05; **P < 0.01. Numbers are Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r values). AHI apnea-hypopnea index, BMI body mass index, NC neck circumference, WHR waist-hip ratio, ANB angle from A point to nasion to B point, SPL soft palate length, SPT soft palate thickness, RPS retropalatal space, RLS retrolingual space, MPH mandibular plane to hyoid