Black–White Differences in Housing Type and Sleep Duration

SSS staff John McGrath and W. Braxton Jackson II are among the authors of an article in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that describes a study of the potential influence of housing type on sleep health. Using data from the 2004–2015 National Health Interview Survey, the authors investigated overall and black-versus-white differences in the association between housing type and sleep duration. Overall, individuals in mobile homes and trailers had worse sleep than those in houses and apartments. Additionally, racial differences in quality of houses and apartments are likely to contribute to sleep disparities. Other authors of the article include researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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