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Association between sleep-wake habits and use of health care services of middle-aged and elderly adults in China.

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posted on 22.05.2020, 11:20 by Beizhu Ye, Yimei Zhu, Xiaoyu Wang, Sheng Wei, Yuan Liang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between sleep-wake habits and the use of health care services. RESULTS: The proportions of the participants who were "early to bed" and "late to bed" were 48.7% and 51.3%, respectively. In the full sample, compared with those who were early to bed and early to rise, participants who went to bed late were more likely to report physician visits (late to bed and early to rise: OR = 1.13, 95% CI: 1.08-1.19, late to bed and late to rise: OR = 1.27, 95% CI: 1.18-1.38, respectively). We found no significant association between sleep-wake habits and the number of hospitalization. CONCLUSIONS: Those middle-aged and elderly people who stayed up late and got up late are more likely to visit the doctors than those who went to bed early and got up early. METHODS: We obtained data from a cohort study of retired employees in China, and 36,601 (95.59%) involved in the present study. The participants were allocated into 4 sleep-wake habits groups: Early-bed/Early-rise, Early-bed/Late-rise, Late-bed/Early-rise, and Late-bed/Late-rise. We explored the association between sleep-wake habits with the number of physician visits and hospitalizations.

Funding

The Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities of China (2015XJGH014)

History

Citation

Aging 2020, Vol. 12, No. 4

Author affiliation

School of Media, Communication and Sociology

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Aging

Volume

12

Issue

4

Pagination

3926-3935

Publisher

Impact Journals

eissn

1945-4589

Acceptance date

04/02/2020

Copyright date

2020

Available date

24/02/2020

Spatial coverage

United States

Language

eng