Sleep Disorder Symptoms Among Adults in 8 States and the District of Columbia, 2017

Yong Liu, MD; Susan A. Carlson, PhD; Anne G. Wheaton, PhD; Kurt J. Greenlund, PhD; Janet B. Croft, PhD


Prev Chronic Dis. 2021;18(12):e105 

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Abstract and Introduction


Sleep disorder symptoms (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, unintentionally falling asleep, snoring loudly, and episodes of having stopped breathing) among US adults (N = 59,108) from 8 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed by using data from the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. We conducted a multivariable logistic regression to assess the association between the 4 symptoms and sociodemographic characteristics, risk behaviors, and chronic conditions. The 4 symptoms were prevalent and more likely to be reported among adults with any chronic condition(s) than their counterparts without symptoms and among those who slept fewer than 7 hours compared with those who slept 7 to 9 hours.