Religion's Role in Promoting Health and Reducing Risk Among American Youth

@article{Wallace1998ReligionsRI,
  title={Religion's Role in Promoting Health and Reducing Risk Among American Youth},
  author={John M. Wallace and Tyrone A. Forman},
  journal={Health Education \& Behavior},
  year={1998},
  volume={25},
  pages={721 - 741}
}
Although past research has long documented religion's salutary impact on adult health-related behaviors and outcomes, relatively little research has examined the relationship between religion and adolescent health. This study uses large, nationally representative samples of high school seniors to examine the relationship between religion and behavioral predictors of adolescent morbidity and mortality. Relative to their peers, religious youth are less likely to engage in behaviors that… Expand
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