Journal article

Gender Difference in the Prevalence of Insomnia: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies

Liang-Nan Zeng, Qian-Qian Zong, Yuan Yang, Ling Zhang, Yi-Fan Xiang, Chee H Ng, Li-Gang Chen, Yu-Tao Xiang

Frontiers in Psychiatry | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: Insomnia is a major health challenge in the general population, but the results of the gender differences in the epidemiology of insomnia have been mixed. This is a meta-analysis to examine the gender difference in the prevalence of insomnia among the general population. Methods:Two reviewers independently searched relevant publications in PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO, Web of Science from their inception to 16 April 2019. Studies that reported the gender-based prevalence of insomnia according to the international diagnostic criteria were included for analyses using the random-effects model. Results:Eventually 13 articles were included in the meta-analysis. The pooled prevalence of ins..

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Grants

Awarded by National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug


Awarded by Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission


Awarded by University of Macau


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the National Science and Technology Major Project for investigational new drug (2018ZX09201-014), the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission (No. Z181100001518005), and the University of Macau (MYRG2019-00066-FHS).