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Somewhere between 1% and 17% of U.S. children sleepwalk, and juveniles are seen to be those more prone to the activity.

  • Some 18% of Americans are prone to the act, roughly 2 in 11 of the US population
  • One study showed that the highest prevalence of sleepwalking was 16.7% for children of 11 to 12 years of age.
  • Boys are seen to be more likely to sleepwalk than girls.

Finland Edit

According to a Finnish study published in 1997, children sleepwalk more frequently than adults. Sleepwalking was reported for 6.9% of female children and 5.7% of male children, compared to rates of 3.1% for adult women and 3.9% for adult men.[1]



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