Sleep duration and obesity in a population-based study.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Sleep medicine, Volume 11, Issue 5, p.447-51 (2010)


2010, Adult, Aged, Center-Authored Paper, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Life Style, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Obesity, Morbid, Odds Ratio, Overweight, Prevalence, Public Health Sciences Division, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Telephone, Young Adult


Previous studies have demonstrated an association between sleep duration and obesity, but few population-based studies have examined the association. We examined the relationship between recent and usual lifetime sleep duration with the odds of obesity in 5549 women that participated in a population-based telephone survey.