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Short sleep duration among workers - United States, 2010.

Authors
Luckhaupt-SE
Source
MMWR 2012 Apr; 61(16):281-285
NIOSHTIC No.
20040695
Abstract
Insufficient sleep can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences for fatigued workers and others around them. For example, an estimated 20% of vehicle crashes are linked to drowsy driving. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that healthy adults sleep 7.9 hours per day. To assess the prevalence of short sleep duration among workers, CDC analyzed data from the 2010 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). The analysis compared sleep duration by age group, race/ethnicity, sex, marital status, education, and employment characteristics. Overall, 30.0% of civilian employed U.S. adults (approximately 40.6 million workers) reported an average sleep duration of .6 hours per day. The prevalence of short sleep duration (.6 hours per day) varied by industry of employment (range: 24.1%.41.6%), with a significantly higher rate of short sleep duration among workers in manufacturing (34.1%) compared with all workers combined.
Keywords
Sleep-deprivation; Sleep-disorders; Employee-health; Worker-health; Fatigue; Statistical-analysis; Demographic-characteristics; Surveillance-programs
CODEN
MMWRB6
Publication Date
20120427
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
pks8@cdc.gov
Fiscal Year
2012
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
B05102012
Issue of Publication
16
ISSN
0892-3787
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Priority Area
Services
Source Name
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
State
OH
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