Mumford, Elizabeth A. PhD; Liu, Weiwei PhD; Taylor, Bruce G. PhD; Ramey, Sandra PhD
National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, Maryland (Dr Mumford, Dr Liu, Dr Taylor); University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa (Dr Ramey).
Address correspondence to: Elizabeth A. Mumford, PhD, 4350 East-West Highway, 8th Floor, Bethesda, MD 20814 ([email protected]).
Funding: The results reported herein correspond to specific aims of grant 2016-IJ-CX-0021 to investigators Mumford and Taylor from the National Institute of Justice. Points of views in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice or any other organization.
Conflicts of Interest: None declared.
Ethical Approval: The research protocols for the OSAW Initiative were approved by NORC IRB Protocol Number 17.04.08, including informed consent from participants (waiver of signed consent allowed for participation in the web survey).
Statement of clinical significance: Comorbidity profiles of five common health conditions indicate that three out of 10 US police officers have been diagnosed with hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, and/or a gastrointestinal disorder. Study findings may guide clinical health resources for law enforcement officers and guidance for any professionals requiring shiftwork.