Physical activities and sleep-related symptoms in 4 major racial/ethnic groups of midlife women.


Journal Article

The purpose of this study was to determine racial/ethnic differences in midlife women's sleep-related symptoms, relationships between their physical activity and sleep-related symptoms, and specific factors associated with their sleep-related symptoms in each racial/ethnic group. This was a secondary analysis of the data from 542 midlife women in the United States. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, χ tests, analysis of variance, hierarchical multiple linear regression analyses, and logistic regression analyses. The findings indicated that physical activities could improve midlife women's sleep-related symptoms, but the types of physical activities and racially/ethnically different factors associated with sleep-related symptoms need to be considered.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O; Teng, H; Lee, Y; Kang, Y; Ham, OK; Chee, E; Chee, W

Published Date

  • October 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 307 - 316

PubMed ID

  • 25167071

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25167071

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5057

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0160-6379

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/fch.0000000000000041


  • eng