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ERIC Number: EJ1148742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
The Association between Body Mass Index and Sleep in a Predominantly Hispanic College Population
Benham, Grant
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v39 n3 p389-397 Aug 2017
An association between inadequate sleep and body mass index (BMI) has been demonstrated in previous studies, but there is a relative paucity of data from Latino/Hispanic populations. In the present study, 750 college students, 93% of whom were Hispanic, completed an online survey that included standardized measures of sleep quantity, sleep quality, and insomnia. BMI was significantly higher in those who had inadequate sleep quantity, in those with poor sleep quality, and in those who experienced insomnia. Our results extend previous research, demonstrating an association between BMI and three measures of sleep in a predominantly Hispanic college student sample.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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