QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Sleep <7 Hours on Average in a 24-Hour Period,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ United States, 2020
Weekly / March 11, 2022 / 71(10);393
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* With 95% CIs indicated by error bars.
† Determined by the number of hours indicated in respondents’ answers to the questionnaire item asking, “On average, how many hours of sleep do you get in a 24-hour period?” Respondents were instructed to round to the nearest whole hour.
§ Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.
Overall, 28.3% of men and 27.2% of women aged ≥18 years slept <7 hours on average within a 24-hour period. Among persons aged 18–44 years, men (28.8%) were more likely to sleep <7 hours compared with women (25.6%). Among adults aged 45–64 years, the percentage was similar for men (31.1%) and women (30.7%). However, among those aged ≥65 years, women (25.5%) were more likely than men (22.6%) to sleep <7 hours.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, 2020. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/index.htm
Reported by: Dzifa Adjaye-Gbewonyo, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-458-4551; Amanda E. Ng, MPH; Lindsey I. Black, MPH.
Suggested citation for this article: QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Sleep <7 Hours on Average in a 24-Hour Period, by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2022;71:393. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7110a6external icon.
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