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Table 1 Characteristics of 609 young adults residing in the United Arab Emirates

From: A mysterious sensation about sleep and health: the role of interoception

Characteristic  
Sex, n (%)
 Male 61 (10)
 Female 548 (90)
Age (years) 21 (19–22)
Education level
 High school 70 (11.49)
 College 507 (83.25)
 University 32 (5.26)
Nationality, n (%)
 Emirati 541 (88.83)
 Gulf/MENA (non-UAE) 46 (7.55)
 Asia 13 (2.13)
 Caucasian 7 (1.15)
 Other 2 (0.33)
Residing Emirate, n (%)
 Abu Dhabi 216 (35)
 Dubai 249 (41)
 Sharjah 86 (14)
 Fujairah 5 (1)
 Umm Al Quwain 16 (3)
 Ajman 23 (4)
 Ras Al Khaimah 14 (2)
Global PSQI score 9 (7–11)
 PSQI poor sleeper 545 (90)
 PSQI good sleeper 58 (10)
MAIA-2 sub-scales
 Noticing 3.0 (2.3–3.8)
 Non-Distracting 1.8 (1.0–2.5)
 Not Worrying 2.2 (1.6–2.8)
 Attention Regulation 2.6 (2.1–3.3)
 Emotional Awareness 3.6 (2.6–4.4)
 Self-regulation 2.5 (1.8–3.3)
 Body Listening 2.0 (1.3–3.7)
 Trusting 3.0 (2.0–4.0)
  1. Data are presented as n (%), or median (Interquartile Range)
  2. Caucasians was defined as those reporting nationalities from the United States of America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand
  3. MENA Middle East and North Africa, PSQI Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, MAIA-2 Multidimensional Assessment of Interoceptive Awareness Version 2