publication . Article . 2013

Sleep disorders among high school students in New Zealand

Christopher J Blank; Gareth Roberts; Bruce Arroll; Chinthaka B Samaranayake; Antonio T. Fernando;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2013 Journal: Journal of Primary Health Care, volume 5, page 276 (issn: 1172-6156, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Abstract
<jats:p>INTRODUCTION: Adolescents are known to have high risk factors for sleep disorders, yet the youth rates of sleep disturbances are unknown. AIM: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of sleep disorders among New Zealand high school students. METHODS: The Auckland Sleep Questionnaire (ASQ) was administered to high school students at six schools in the North Island. Schools were chosen to reflect a range of ethnicities and school deciles, which identify the socioeconomic status of households in the school catchment area. RESULTS: A total of 1388 students completed the ASQ. The median age was 17 years (range 14&#x96;23) and females represented 43.5% (n...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
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