Association between Sleep Timing and Weight Status among 14- to 19-Year-Old Adolescents in Wuhan, China

Xinge Zhang, Yanan Chen, Rui Zhang, Justin B. Moore, Haotian Ruan, Jialin Fu, Guiyu Qin, Xinru Yu, Zeyu Hou, Qin Cheng, Xiaoyu Hu, Siqi Zhang (+1 others)
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
This study examined the cross-sectional and longitudinal association of sleep timing with weight status in 14- to 19-year-old adolescents in Wuhan, China. A prospective school-based study was conducted in Wuhan, China between 28 May and 29 September 2019. Data on sociodemographic information, academic performance, diet, mental health status, physical activity, sleep characteristics, body weight, and height were collected. A linear regression model and binary logistic regression model were
more » ... on model were performed. A total of 1194 adolescents were included in the analysis. Adolescents who woke up before 05:45 had higher body mass index (BMI) Z-score (odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.28 (1.05, 1.57), p = 0.02) and higher odds of overweight/obesity (odds ratio (OR) with 95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.74 (1.10, 2.76), p = 0.02) at baseline after fully adjustment for covariates, compared with those who woke up after 05:45. Longitudinal data showed a nonsignificant association between waking up time and change in BMI Z-score (p = 0.18). No association of bedtime with weight status was observed in this sample after full adjustment (p > 0.1). Earlier waking up time might contribute to overweight and obesity in adolescents; however, more data are needed to test and elucidate this relationship.
doi:10.3390/ijerph17165703 pmid:32784581 fatcat:byrlofnq6veatpppyvza5euvoq