Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Did You Know, Colorado? March 5, 2014

·         Persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity. Insufficient sleep also may complicate management and outcomes of these diseases.
·         Insufficient Sleep Among Colorado Adults fact sheet indicates that 26% of adult Coloradans reported not getting enough sleep on 14 or more days in the past 30 days. This was higher among women, adults aged 25–34 years, adults who were unemployed or unable to work, and obese adults and ranged from 21–34% across regions of the state.
·         32% of children aged 1–2 years, 35% of children aged 3–4 years, and 53% of children aged 5–11 and 12–14 years did not meet the age-specific recommendations for sleep.1

1 Data source: 2012 Colorado Child Health Survey

For more information about chronic disease data in Colorado, contact Renee Calanan

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