Fewer hours of sleep associated with increased body weight in Chilean university nutrition students

Authors

  • Samuel Durán-Agüero Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile
  • Eloina Fernández-Godoy Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile
  • Pamela Fehrmann-Rosas Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile
  • Claudia Delgado-Sánchez Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile
  • Carol Quintana-Muñoz Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile
  • Wilma Yunge-Hidalgo Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile
  • Andrea Hidalgo-Fernández Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile
  • Jessica Fuentes-Fuentes Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad San Sebastián. Chile

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.332.2100

Keywords:

Overweight, sleep, students, health occupations

Abstract

The aim of the study was to determine the association between fewer hours of sleep and excess weight/obesity in first- to fourth-year nutrition students at Universidad de San Sebastian in Chile. A total of 635 students were evaluated, of whom 86.4% were women. The Pittsburg sleep survey was administered to each student along with an anthropometric evaluation, and the body mass index of each was calculated. A raw and adjusted analysis of logistic regression was performed. A total of 57.1% of students slept less than the recommended amount. Sleeping less was associated with excess weight or obesity in the model adjusted for age and daytime sleepiness (adjusted OR [aOR], 1.84; 95% CI, 1.26-2.68), and adjusted for age, smoking, dairy, fruit, and legume consumption; and daytime sleepiness (aOR, 1.83; 95% CI, 1.29–2.76). There is an association between fewer hours of sleep and higher body mass in this population; this should be considered in excess weight prevention.

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Published

2016-05-10

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Brief Report

How to Cite

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Durán-Agüero S, Fernández-Godoy E, Fehrmann-Rosas P, Delgado-Sánchez C, Quintana-Muñoz C, Yunge-Hidalgo W, et al. Fewer hours of sleep associated with increased body weight in Chilean university nutrition students. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 May 10 [cited 2024 Jun. 19];33(2):264-8. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2100

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