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The relationship between socio-demographic variables and sleep problems

Johnston, Amy and Astbury, Jill and Bruck, Dorothy and Kennedy, Gerard (2007) The relationship between socio-demographic variables and sleep problems. Sleep and Biological Rhythms, 5 (1). A13-A13. ISSN 1446-9235

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Abstract

The link between poor health outcomes and socio-economic status(SES) has long been recognized but there is little data about sleep quality and SES. This study investigated relationships between subjective sleep complaints (7 questions) and key SES variables among a representative sample of young women (N = 14947) who completed the Australian Longitudinal Study ofWomen’s Health, Third Survey for YoungWomen(2003). Chi-square analyses assessed overall relationships between variables and relative risk analyses investigated the risk of sleep problems with differing income and occupational levels, marital status, ethnicity, number of children and living areas. Chi square results demonstrated that there were significant (p < 0.05) associations between all selfreported sleep problems and geographical area, income, marital status, motherhood, and being of Aboriginal descent, and all but one of the associations between occupation and investigated sleep problems ...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID13301; socio-demographic, sleep problems, young women
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
RFCD Classification > 380000 Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
SEO Classification > 9299 Other Health
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 03:04
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2011 01:48
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2334
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-8425.2007.00283.x
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