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Table 2 Type of disturbances among subjects reporting sleep disturbances in the study sample

From: Sleep disturbances and the speed of multimorbidity development in old age: results from a longitudinal population-based study

  Total, n = 234 < 78 years ≥ 78 years
Male, n = 70 Female, n = 123 Male, n = 11 Female, n = 30
Problems to fall asleep, % (n) 39.1 (90) 30.9 (21) 42.5 (51) 45.5 (5) 43.3 (13)
Waking up during night, % (n) 86.5 (199) 89.7 (61) 82.6 (100) 90.9 (10) 93.3 (28)
Not being able to fall back asleep, % (n) 38.4 (84) 27.7 (18) 43.4 (49) 27.3 (3) 46.7 (14)
Waking up too early, % (n) 51.6 (116) 51.5 (34) 52.1 (62) 45.5 (5) 51.7 (15)
Feeling tired > 2 h during the day, % (n) 4.4 (10) 6.0 (4) 4.1 (5) 9.1 (1) 100.0 (30)
Taking sleeping drugs, % (n) 28.6 (65) 16.4 (11) 30.0 (36) 27.3 (3) 50.0 (15)
Total sleep duration < 6 h*, % (n) 27.1 (61) 27.3 (18) 25.0 (30) 27.3 (3) 35.7 (10)
  1. *Defined as short sleep duration by Gildner et al. [9]