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Association between perceived environmental pollution and poor sleep quality: results from nationwide general population sample of 162,797 people

Authors
 Yeong Jun Ju  ;  Joo Eun Lee  ;  Dong-Woo Choi  ;  Kyu-Tae Han  ;  Soon Young Lee 
Citation
 SLEEP MEDICINE, Vol.80 : 236-243, 2021-04 
Journal Title
SLEEP MEDICINE
ISSN
 1389-9457 
Issue Date
2021-04
MeSH
Air Pollution* / adverse effects ; Air Pollution* / analysis ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Environmental Pollution / adverse effects ; Humans ; Republic of Korea / epidemiology ; Sleep
Keywords
Environmental pollution ; Nationwide sample ; Perceived pollution ; Pittsburgh sleep quality index ; Sleep quality
Abstract
Objective/background: Perceived environmental pollution may play a significant role in understanding environmentally induced health-related symptoms. This study aimed to determine whether perceived environmental pollution is associated with poor sleep quality.

Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from a nationwide sample of 162,797 individuals aged ≥19 years from the 2018 Korea Community Health Survey. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used for assessing sleep quality. Five types of perceived environmental pollutants involving air, water, soil, noise, and green space were assessed. We investigate the association between perceived environmental pollution and poor sleep quality. We also investigated whether an increasing number of perceived environmental pollutants magnified the odds of poor sleep quality.

Results: The prevalence of poor sleep quality was 42.7% (n = 69,554), and 15.6%, 10.1%, 11.9%, 23.0%, and 11.5% reported perceived environmental pollution concerning air, water, soil, noise, and green space, respectively. A perception of air, soil, or noise pollution was significantly associated with poor sleep quality. In addition, those perceiving a greater number of environmental pollutants had significantly higher odds of poor sleep quality. Notably, this association was magnified in individuals living in rural areas.

Conclusions: Perceived environmental pollution was significantly associated with poor sleep quality. Our results suggest that a more comprehensive exposure to environmental pollution may not only have a worse effect on health outcomes including sleep quality.
Full Text
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389945721000605
DOI
10.1016/j.sleep.2021.01.043
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Others (기타) > 1. Journal Papers
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Choi, Dong-Woo(최동우)
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/190984
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