Abstract

Abstract:

The present study examined the relationship between obesity and sleep duration among Hispanic manufacturing workers. Two hundred and twenty eight Hispanic workers from eight manufacturing plants completed an in-person interview that included measures of demographics, health literacy, and sleep duration. Height and weight were directly assessed. A logistic regression, controlling for gender, education, age, income, physical activity levels, self-reported health status, and health literacy, indicated that workers who slept six hours or less were significantly more likely to be obese than those sleeping seven to nine hours (OR: 1.90, 95% CI: 1.04–3.47). Our results extend previous research on the association between sleep duration and obesity to an understudied population of Hispanic workers.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-6869
Print ISSN
1049-2089
Pages
pp. 1304-1313
Launched on MUSE
2017-11-21
Open Access
No
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