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Short sleep and obesity in a large national cohort of Thai adults

Yiengprugsawan, Vasoontara; Banwell, Cathy; Sleigh, Adrian; Thai Cohort Study Team; Seubsman, Sam-ang


OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between short sleep and obesity among Thai adults. DESIGN Both 4-year longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses of a large national cohort. SETTING Thai adults residing nationwide from 2005 to 2009. PARTICIPANTS Cohort members were enrolled as distance learners at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (N=87 134 in 2005 and 60 569 at 2009 follow-up). At 2005 baseline, 95% were between 20 and 49 years of age. MEASURES Self-reported sleep duration was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-02-03
Type: Journal article
Source: BMJ Open
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000561


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