Religion and risky health behaviors among U . S . adolescents and adults

@inproceedings{Fletchera2016ReligionAR,
  title={Religion and risky health behaviors among U . S . adolescents and adults},
  author={Jason Fletchera and Sanjeev Kumarb and Peter S. Bearman},
  year={2016}
}
In this paper, we analyze the effects of a broad set of measures of religiosity—religious attendance, prayer frequency, and self-reported importance of religion—on risky health behaviors at different stages of the life course. Using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we estimate the contemporaneous as well as mediumand longer-term effects of religiosity during the adolescence years on the use of both licit and illicit substances—cigarette, binge drinking… CONTINUE READING