Journal article

Sleep duration and its association with demographics, lifestyle factors, poor mental health and chronic diseases in older Chinese adults

Shibin Wang, Yanhua Wu, Gabor S Ungvari, Chee H Ng, Brent P Forester, Jennifer R Gatchel, Helen FK Chiu, Changgui Kou, Yingli Fu, Yue Qi, Yaqin Yu, Bo Li, Yu-Tao Xiang

Psychiatry Research | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017


This study investigated the total sleep time (TST) and its associated factors in an older Chinese adult population. Multistage stratified cluster sampling was used in this cross-sectional study. A total of 4,115 older adults aged 60 to 79 years were selected and interviewed. Sleep duration was classified as short (8h per day) and medium sleep (7-8h per day). The total mean sleep time was 6.86±1.75h. Short and long sleepers accounted for 45.2% and 14.8% of the sample, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression analysis revealed that inadequate fruit intake and poor mental health were positively associated with short sleep, and married/cohabitation status and living in rural areas was nega..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Scientific Research Foundation of the Health Bureau of Jilin Province, China

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by the Scientific Research Foundation of the Health Bureau of Jilin Province, China (Grant no.: 2011Z116) and the McLean Hospital-Chinese Psychiatric Society Initiative in Psychiatry (MCIP). The funding agencies had no role in the design and execution of the study, the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data, or the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.