Associations of Neighborhood Characteristics with Sleep Timing and Quality: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Show simple item record DeSantis, Amy S. Diez Roux, Ana V. Moore, Kari Baron, Kelly G. Mujahid, Mahasin S. Nieto, F. Javier 2014-03-17T08:13:18Z 2014-03-17T08:13:18Z 2013-10-01
dc.identifier.citation DeSantis, Amy S.; Diez Roux, Ana V.; Moore, Kari; Baron, Kelly G.; Mujahid, Mahasin S. and Nieto, F. Javier, “Associations of neighborhood characteristics with sleep timing and quality: the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis”, Sleep, DOI: 10.5665/sleep.3054, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 1543-1551, 2013. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0161-8105
dc.identifier.issn 1550-9109
dc.description.abstract Study Objectives: To investigate the associations of specifc neighborhood features (disorder, safety, social cohesion, physical environment, and socioeconomic status) with sleep duration and quality. Design: Cross-sectional. One wave of a population-based study (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis). Setting: Community-dwelling participants in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. Participants: There were 1,406 participants (636 males, 770 females). Interventions: NA. Measurements and Results: Sleep was assessed using reported hours of sleep, the Epworth Sleepiness Scale, and insomnia symptoms. Neighborhood characteristics were assessed via questionnaires administered to neighbors of study participants and were aggregated to the neighborhood (census tract) level using empirical Bayes estimation. An adverse social environment (characterized by high disorder, and low safety and social cohesion) was associated with shorter sleep duration after adjustment for the physical environment, neighborhood and individuallevel socioeconomic status (SES), and other short sleep risk factors (mean difference per standard deviation increase in summary social environment scale 0.24 h 95% confdence interval 0.08, 0.43). Adverse neighborhood social and physical environments, and neighborhood SES were associated with greater sleepiness, but associations with physical environments were no longer statistically signifcant after adjustment for sociodemographic characteristics. Neighborhood SES was a weaker and less consistent predictor of specifc measures of neighborhood social and physical environments. Neighborhood characteristics were not associated with insomnia. Conclusions: Shortened sleep related to adverse social environments represents one potential pathway through which neighborhoods may. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Amy S. DeSantis et al.,
dc.format.extent Vol. 36, No. 10, pp. 1543-1551
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Academy of Sleep Medicine en_US
dc.subject Epworth sleepiness scale en_US
dc.subject Ethnicity en_US
dc.subject Daytime sleepiness en_US
dc.subject Insomnia en_US
dc.subject Longitudinal study en_US
dc.subject Neighborhoods en_US
dc.subject Sleep duration en_US
dc.title Associations of Neighborhood Characteristics with Sleep Timing and Quality: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.relation.journal SLEEP

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