2023 Undergraduate Research Showcase


Prevalence and Correlates of Sleep Deprivation Among Teenagers in Boise, Idaho

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Dr. Vinita Sharma


Prior studies have indicated that sleep deprivation among teenagers can be a risk factor for a myriad of adverse physical and mental health conditions. An average of 8-10 hours of sleep per night is recommended for teenagers aged 13-18 years. However, sleep deprivation is easy to overlook in this age group. Knowing the factors that are associated with sleep deprivation will aid in seeking interventions to help ease or eliminate the direct factor causing the problem. In this study, we aim to a. determine the prevalence of sleep deprivation among 13-18 year olds in Boise, Idaho, and b.identify the correlates of sleep deprivation in the target population. We will use a cross-sectional study design. Dependent variable will be sleep deprivation, which will be self-reported by the participants. The independent variables will include age, gender, race/ethnicity, number of hours of sleep per day, substance/drug use, stress level, education level, education type and employment status.

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