alexa Linking sleep duration and obesity among black and white US adults.


Brain Disorders & Therapy

Author(s): Donat M, Brown C, Williams N, Pandey A, Racine C,

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Abstract AIMS: The effect of race/ethnicity on the risk of obesity associated with short or long sleep durations is largely unknown. This study assessed whether the sleep-obesity link differentially affects black and whites. METHODS: Analysis was based on data obtained from 29,818 adult American respondents from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey, a cross-sectional household interview survey. RESULTS: Multivariate-adjusted odds ratios for obesity associated with short sleep (≤6 h) among blacks and whites were 1.98 (95\% CI: 1.69-2.30) and 1.20 (95\% CI: 1.10-1.31), respectively, and with long sleep (≥9 h) for blacks and whites were 1.48 (95\% CI: 1.14-1.93) and 0.77 (95\% CI: 0.67-0.89), respectively (all p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Race/ethnicity may have significantly influenced the likelihood of reporting obesity associated with short and long sleep durations. Relative to white respondents, an excess of 78\% of black respondents showed increased obesity odds associated with short sleep. Black long sleepers also showed increased odds for obesity, but white long sleepers may be at a reduced obesity risk.
This article was published in Clin Pract (Lond) and referenced in Brain Disorders & Therapy

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