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Journal of Occupational and Environmetal Medicine. Vol. 56, Iss. 12, December 2014

Short Sleep Duration Increases the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease in Shift Workers


Objective: To investigate the association of sleep duration and shift work with development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Japanese workers.

Methods: A total of 3600 participants without CKD were observed for an average of 4.4 years. The Cox proportional-hazards regression model was used to estimate hazard ratios and 95% confidence intervals of the risk of CKD associated with sleep duration and shift work.

Results: Sleep duration and shift work showed no significant association with the risk of CKD. Nevertheless, when the results were stratified by shift work status, short sleep duration was associated with a significantly higher risk of CKD among shift workers (hazard ratio = 3.60; 95% confidence interval: 1.52 to 10.68).

Conclusions: Short sleep duration was a risk factor for early CKD but only among shift workers.


shift work; sleep duration; hronic kidney disease