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Honolulu-Asia Aging Study of Sleep Apnea


The Honolulu-Asia Aging Study of Sleep Apnea (HAASSA) was conducted to assess sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in an elderly cohort of Japanese-American men under surveillance for Alzheimer disease (AD) and other dementias. Subjects had unattended overnight polysomnography (PSG) conducted in their home according to criteria established previously for the large multicenter Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS). The protocol (conducted in 1999-2000) was added to the Honolulu-Asia Aging Study (HAAS), a longitudinal study of AD and other aspects of brain aging among surviving participants of the Honolulu Heart Program (HHP). More than 700 men aged 79 years and older were screened for dementia and received overnight PSG during the course of the 1999-2000 examination. These cross-sectional data were used to assess possible relationships between SDB and cognitive performance in late life.

Data overview

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Core data from HAASSA.

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Overnight polysomnography (PSG) data.

This dataset has special access restrictions. In order to access the polysomnography data and a limited dataset on the NSRR, a user must first obtain permission from the data owners at Kuakini Medical Center. Additional variables and data may be requested and obtained directly from the data owners.

In order to access the HAASSA data, please follow these steps:

  1. E-mail kssresearch@kuakini.org and request access to HAASSA data on the NSRR
  2. Once approved by the data owners, complete and submit a Data Access and Use Agreement



When citing this dataset please use:

  1. Dean DA 2nd, Goldberger AL, Mueller R, Kim M, Rueschman M, Mobley D, Sahoo SS, Jayapandian CP, Cui L, Morrical MG, Surovec S, Zhang GQ, Redline S. Scaling Up Scientific Discovery in Sleep Medicine: The National Sleep Research Resource. Sleep. 2016 May 1;39(5):1151-64. doi: 10.5665/sleep.5774. Review. PubMed PMID: 27070134; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4835314.
  2. Zhang GQ, Cui L, Mueller R, Tao S, Kim M, Rueschman M, Mariani S, Mobley D, Redline S. The National Sleep Research Resource: towards a sleep data commons. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018 May 31. doi: 10.1093/jamia/ocy064. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29860441.
  3. Foley DJ, Masaki K, White L, Larkin EK, Monjan A, Redline S. Sleep-disordered breathing and cognitive impairment in elderly Japanese-American men. Sleep. 2003 Aug 1;26(5):596-9. PubMed PMID: 12938814.
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Honolulu-Asia Aging Study of Sleep Apnea