Sleep and economic status are linked to the stress of daily life in African-born black people living in America

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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Feb 23;19(5):2562. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19052562.


To identify determinants of daily life stress among Africans in America, 156 African-born Blacks (age: 40 ± 10 years (mean ± SD), range: 22-65 years) who came to the United States at the adults (age ≥ 18 years) were asked about stress, sleep, behavior and socioeconomic status. Daily life stress and sleep quality were assessed with the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), respectively. High stress was defined by the upper quartile threshold of the population distribution of PSS (≥16) and low stress when PSS 5. Low income was defined as p p p

PMID:35270258 | DOI:10.3390/ijerph19052562