Psychosocial factors among members of religious and secular kibbutzim.

  title={Psychosocial factors among members of religious and secular kibbutzim.},
  author={Jeremy David Kark and Sara Carmel and Ronit Sinnreich and Nehama F. Goldberger and Yechiel Friedlander},
  journal={Israel journal of medical sciences},
  volume={32 3-4},
Mortality in 11 secular kibbutzim between 1970 and 1985 was nearly twice that of 11 matched religious kibbutzim. A cross-sectional study was undertaken in 1991 in 10 of these settlements, 5 religious and 5 secular, to determine whether differences in risk factors could explain the unequal survival. These comprised physical, physiologic and biochemical measurements, health-relevant behaviors and psychosocial variables. This report addresses the psychosocial aspect of the study, which included… CONTINUE READING

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