Social and behavioral predictors of insufficient sleep among African Americans and Caucasians

Natasha J. Williams, Michael A. Grandner, Douglas Wallace, Yendelela Cuffee, Collins Airhihenbuwa, Kolawole Okuyemi, Gbenga Ogedegbe, Girardin Jean-Louis

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Abstract

Background: Few studies have examined the social and behavioral predictors of insufficient sleep. Objective: To assess the social and behavioral predictors of insufficient sleep in the U.S. population. Methods: Data from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) were analyzed. Telephone interviews were conducted in six representative states that completed the optional sleep module. A total of 31,059 respondents were included in the present analysis. BRFSS-provided weights were applied to analyses to adjust for the use of complex design. Results: The mean age for the sample was 56 ± 16 years, with 63% of the sample being female; 88% identified as non-Hispanic white and 12% identified as non-Hispanic black; 42% were not married and 8% did not have a high school degree. The prevalence of insufficient sleep (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-107
Number of pages5
JournalSleep Medicine
Volume18
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Determinants
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Race/ethnicity
  • Sleep duration
  • Social/behavioral

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Williams, N. J., Grandner, M. A., Wallace, D., Cuffee, Y., Airhihenbuwa, C., Okuyemi, K., Ogedegbe, G., & Jean-Louis, G. (2016). Social and behavioral predictors of insufficient sleep among African Americans and Caucasians. Sleep Medicine, 18, 103-107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2015.02.533