Towards A Socioeconomic Model of Sleep Health among the Canadian Population: A Systematic Review of the Relationship between Age, Income, Employment, Education, Social Class, Socioeconomic Status and Sleep Disparities: European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education

F.A. Etindele Sosso, M. Kreidlmayer, D. Pearson, I. Bendaoud

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Abstract

A better understanding of the contribution of the socioeconomic status (SES) in sleep health could guide the development of population-based interventions aiming to reduce “the silent public health issue” that are sleep disturbances. PRISMA was employed to identify relevant studies having examined the association between social class, social capital, education, income/assets, occupation/employment status, neighborhood deprivation and sleep health. Sixteen cross-sectional and three longitudinal studies were selected, having sampled 226,029 participants aged from 2 months to 85 years old. Findings showed that: (1) sleep health disparities among children and adolescent are strongly correlated to parental socioeconomic indicators; (2) poor parental income, poor family SES and poor parental education are associated with higher sleep disturbances among children and adolescents; (3) lower education is a predictor of increased sleep disturbances for adults; (4) low SES is associated with high sleep disturbances in adults and old people and; (5) low income and full-time employment was significantly associated with short sleep among adults and old people. In conclusion, sleep health should be an important public health target. Such intervention would be beneficial for populational health, for all taxpayers and public administrations, which would see a reduction in absenteeism and productivity losses attributable to sleep-related health problems in the global economy. © 2022 by the authors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1143-1167
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • education
  • employment
  • health disparities
  • income
  • sleep
  • social class
  • social science
  • socioeconomic status
  • systematic review

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