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Sleep Habits Among Middle School Children With Hispanic Ethnicity Predominance

Salim Surani, MPH; Saherish Surani; Sree Vidya; Sara Surani; Jahazania Rios
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Texas A&M University, Aransas Pass, TX


Chest. 2014;146(4_MeetingAbstracts):712A. doi:10.1378/chest.1986775
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Abstract

SESSION TITLE: Pediatric Sleep Posters

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Getting adequate sleep has been a major challenge among middle and high school children. Almost 15 million Americans are affected by inadequate sleep. Sleep deprivation can adversely affect the grades, mood and behaviors. We undertook the study to assess the prevalence of sleep related problem among middle school children in South Texas. By using Children Sleep Habit Questionnaire (CSHQ), the Child Report Form.

METHODS: After obtaining the permission from the appropriate school district as a part of sleep education project, the children in one of the middle school in the district from grade 6th-8th were given CSHQ child report form. The school has the Hispanic predominance with 52% of their students were of Hispanic ethnicity. The CSHQ, child report form assessed the children baseline in the domains of bedtime resistance, sleep onset delay, sleep anxiety, sleep duration, night awakening and daytime sleepiness.

RESULTS: 1008 Middle students were surveyed. 29% had trouble sleeping and 50% did not liked to sleep. 10-50% children had major sleep issues in different block. 50% children rarely go to bed at usual time. Third of the children find it difficult to go to bed. Only 22% of the students fell asleep within 20 minutes and only 40% students felt rested after a good night’s sleep.

CONCLUSIONS: Sleep disturbances starts at an early age. Educational efforts towards sleep education should be made at an early age. Ethnic disparity needs to be studied further.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Attempt towards sleep education at an early age should be made.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Salim Surani, Saherish Surani, Sree Vidya, Sara Surani, Jahazania Rios

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