Sleep behaviors reported in U.S. adults by ethnicity 2009

This statistic displays the percentage of U.S. adults by ethnicity that have reported certain sleep-related behaviors in 2009, under the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System in 12 states. For white, non-Hispanic individuals, 33.4 percent have reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the last 30 days, while 3.2 percent have nodded off or fell asleep while driving in the last 30 days. Studying sleep quality, duration, behaviors, and disorders is beneficial for the understanding of sleep difficulties and their impacts on health.

Percentage of U.S. adults reporting certain sleeping behaviors in 2009, by ethnicity

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Source

Release date

March 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

2009

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Number of people surveyed for 'Unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least 1 day in preceding 30 days': 74,063.
Number of people surveyed for 'Nodded off or fell asleep while driving in the preceding 30 days': 71,578.

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