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Sleep Patterns of Urban and Rural School-going Adolescents

Nitin Trivedi, Munish Kumar Kakkar, Divya Bohra, Jitendra Gupta, Yashu Saini

Citation Information : Trivedi N, Kakkar MK, Bohra D, Gupta J, Saini Y. Sleep Patterns of Urban and Rural School-going Adolescents. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016; 1 (1):20-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0005

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Objective

To analyze the variance in sleep habits of adolescents (10—18 years) in urban and rural Rajasthan. Design: Cross-sectional questionnaire-based study.

Setting: Community based school survey in an urban and a rural setting.

Subjects: School-going adolescents 10 to 18 years.

Materials and methods

A total of 565 adolescents aged 10 to 18 years were included. The questionnaire contained questions related to sleep habits. Each question was explained to the participants and their responses were noted. Outcome parameters were total sleep time.

Results

Out of 585 adolescents, 285 were residing in urban areas while 280 from rural areas. Total 43.3% adolescent were using bedroom for sleep only without any significant difference in rural and urban area. Alcohol consumption was seen in urban area only (n = 6) and mainly by 10 to 15 year age group. Urban adolescents on week days spend 7.15 hours of sleep while on week ends they spend 9.2 hours while In rural area week days sleep was 6.34 hours while at week ends it was 6.64 hours. So surprisingly sleep deprivation was more in rural area and there was not much variation in total sleep time in rural area on weekdays or weekend.

How to cite this article

Kakkar MK, Bohra D, Trivedi N, Gupta J, Saini Y. Sleep Patterns of Urban and Rural School- going Adolescents. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2016;1(1):20-23.


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