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Shift Work Overview

Epidemiology: Shift Work

Shift work sleep disorder is most likely to affect people who have unusual work hours. Some estimates indicate that approximately 2% to 5% of the general population is affected, however, this estimate does not include people who work early-morning shifts.

Prevalence Related to Ethnicity

Shift work can occur across any ethnicity and has thus far not been shown to be more common in one race over another.

Prevalence Related to Gender

Shift work occurs in both males and females and has not been shown to be more common in one sex than another.

Prevalence Related to Age

Shift work occurs in people of all age groups and has not been shown to be more common in one particular age group over another.

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