Discrimination and Sleep Difficulties

SSS health researcher Lydia Feinstein was among the authors of the poster Racial/Ethnic Discrimination and Sleep Duration/Difficulties among White, Black and Latina Women: Findings from the Sister Study presented at the Society for Epidemiologic Research 2018 Annual Meeting. The poster examined the association between everyday and major discrimination experiences and sleep measures in a diverse sample of women based on interview data for 2003–2012 from the Sister Study. The authors found that associations between discrimination and sleep varied by race/ethnicity: each additional everyday discrimination event was associated with a higher prevalence of short sleep among black women and sleep debt among Latina women. Associations between increasing numbers of major discrimination events and short sleep were seen for all race/ethnic groups. The poster coauthors included researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Maryland, and Harvard University.

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