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Insomnia severity more pronounced in older Hispanics

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by Jacob Ruppert

Insomnia is a more pronounced problem than expected among Hispanics over age 50, according to results of a study by Christopher N. Kaufmann, PhD, and his coauthors.

Dr. Kaufmann and his colleagues studied 22,252 participants of white, Non-Hispanic black, Hispanic, or other race/ethnicity. Participant data came from a nationally representative survey from 2002 to 2010, in which patients rated the severity of four insomnia symptoms. All participants were adults older than 50 years.

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