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Is sleep duration associated with obesity in older Australian adults?

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Abstract


  • Objectives: To investigate the relationship between sleep duration and

    obesity in older Australian adults. Method: Self-reported health data were

    collected through the 45 and Up Study. Multinomial logistic regression

    models were used to test the relationship between sleep duration and

    body mass index, controlling for a range of demographic and health-related

    variables. Results: The sample included 45,325 Australian adults aged 55

    to 95 years. The regression models demonstrated that short and long

    sleep were associated with obesity in 55- to 64-year-olds but not in those

    aged 65 years and above. Discussion: The present results suggest that the

    relationships between sleep duration and obesity previously reported in

    young and middle-aged adults are not evident in older adults. The absence

    of these relationships could reflect a combination of age-related factors that

    impact on sleep and body composition.

UOW Authors


  •   Magee, Christopher (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Iverson, Donald C.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Caputi, P. & Iverson, D. C. (2010). Is sleep duration associated with obesity in older Australian adults?. Journal of Aging and Health, 22 (8), 1235-1255.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78649299899

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2219&context=hbspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1166

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 1235

End Page


  • 1255

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • http://jah.sagepub.com/search/results?fulltext=magee&submit=yes&journal_set=spjah&src=selected&andorexactfulltext=and

Abstract


  • Objectives: To investigate the relationship between sleep duration and

    obesity in older Australian adults. Method: Self-reported health data were

    collected through the 45 and Up Study. Multinomial logistic regression

    models were used to test the relationship between sleep duration and

    body mass index, controlling for a range of demographic and health-related

    variables. Results: The sample included 45,325 Australian adults aged 55

    to 95 years. The regression models demonstrated that short and long

    sleep were associated with obesity in 55- to 64-year-olds but not in those

    aged 65 years and above. Discussion: The present results suggest that the

    relationships between sleep duration and obesity previously reported in

    young and middle-aged adults are not evident in older adults. The absence

    of these relationships could reflect a combination of age-related factors that

    impact on sleep and body composition.

UOW Authors


  •   Magee, Christopher (external author)
  •   Caputi, Peter
  •   Iverson, Donald C.

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Magee, C. A., Caputi, P. & Iverson, D. C. (2010). Is sleep duration associated with obesity in older Australian adults?. Journal of Aging and Health, 22 (8), 1235-1255.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-78649299899

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2219&context=hbspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/1166

Number Of Pages


  • 20

Start Page


  • 1235

End Page


  • 1255

Volume


  • 22

Issue


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • http://jah.sagepub.com/search/results?fulltext=magee&submit=yes&journal_set=spjah&src=selected&andorexactfulltext=and