Sleep Disturbance and Risk Behaviors among Inner-City African-American Adolescents

  title={Sleep Disturbance and Risk Behaviors among Inner-City African-American Adolescents},
  author={Mary Grace Umlauf and John M. Bolland and Brad E. Lian},
  journal={Journal of Urban Health},
Adolescents tend to experience more problems with sleep loss as a natural consequence of puberty, whereas teens from impoverished urban areas are likely to witness neighborhood violence and/or engage in risk behaviors that may affect sleep. Data from the Mobile Youth Survey, a longitudinal study of impoverished inner-city African-American adolescents (1998–2005; N = 20,716; age range = 9.75–19.25 years), were used to compare paired years of annual surveys elicited by questions about how sleep… CONTINUE READING
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