Religious Involvement and Adult Mortality in the United States: Review and Perspective

@article{Hummer2004ReligiousIA,
  title={Religious Involvement and Adult Mortality in the United States: Review and Perspective},
  author={R. Hummer and C. Ellison and R. Rogers and B. Moulton and Ron R. Romero},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={97},
  pages={1223-1230}
}
  • R. Hummer, C. Ellison, +2 authors Ron R. Romero
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Southern Medical Journal
  • Objectives: The scientific community has recently taken a serious interest in the relation between religious involvement and adult mortality risk in the United States. We review this literature, highlighting key findings, limitations, and future challenges. Methods: Literature from medicine, epidemiology, and the social sciences is included. Results: Taken together, the existing research indicates that religious involvement is related to US adult mortality risks. The evidence is strongest for… CONTINUE READING

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