Perceived Insufficient Rest or Sleep Among Adults - United States, 2008

McKnight-Eily, L. R.; Liu, Y.; Perry, G. S.; Presley-Cantrell, L. R.; Strine, T. W.; Lu, H.; Croft, J. B.
October 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/30/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 42, p1175
The article presents a 2008 report on the prevalence of perceived insufficiency of rest or sleep among adults in the U.S. based on the 2006 data of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS).The estimates come from the 50 states and three U.S. territories. The report collaborates earlier findings, supports data on sex and race/ethnicity differences and describes geographical variations. Recognition of chronic sleep and rest deprivation and the adoption of appropriate interventions by health-care providers are encouraged.


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