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Sleep Duration and Sleep Disorder with Red Blood Cell Distribution Width

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Objective: To examine the association of sleep duration and sleep disorder with red blood cell distribution width (RDW). Methods: Data from the 2005-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used, including 17,621 adults. A questionnaire was used to assess sleep duration and sleep disorder, with a blood sample used to assess RDW. Results: Compared to persons getting 7-8 hours/night of sleep, those getting 5, 9, and ≥ 10 hours/night respectively had a 23%, 29%, and 67% increased odds of having an elevated RDW (p < .05 for all odds ratios). Participants with a physician-diagnosed sleep disorder had a higher RDW (β = 0.08; p = .04). Conclusions: Sleep duration and sleep disorder are associated with elevated RDW.


Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management, University of Mississippi, University, MS, USA. [email protected]

Publication date: July 1, 2015

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