Journal article

Sleep: population epidemiology and concordance in Australian children aged 11-12 years and their parents

Lisa Matricciani, Francois Fraysse, Anneke C Grobler, Josh Muller, Melissa Wake, Timothy Olds

BMJ Open | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To describe objectively measured sleep characteristics in children aged 11-12 years and in parents and to examine intergenerational concordance of sleep characteristics. DESIGN: Population-based cross-sectional study (the Child Health CheckPoint), nested within the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. SETTING: Data were collected between February 2015 and March 2016 across assessment centres in Australian major cities and selected regional towns. PARTICIPANTS: Of the participating CheckPoint families (n=1874), sleep data were available for 1261 children (mean age 12 years, 50% girls), 1358 parents (mean age 43.8 years; 88% mothers) and 1077 biological parent-child pairs. Su..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia


Awarded by Royal Children's Hospital Foundation


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by Financial Markets Foundation for Children


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (project grants 1041352 and 1109355), The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation (2014-241), the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), The University of Melbourne, the National Heart Foundation of Australia (100660) and Financial Markets Foundation for Children (2014-055 and 2016-310). MW was supported by the NHMRC (1046518) and Cure Kids New Zealand. The MCRI administered the research grants for the study and provided infrastructural support (IT and biospecimen management) to its staff and the study, but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial. The Department of Social Services played a role in study design; however, no other funding bodies had a role in the study design and conduct; data collection, management, analysis and interpretation; preparation, review or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Research at the MCRI is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.