Religious affiliation and all-cause mortality: a prospective population study in middle-aged men in eastern Finland.

@article{Rsnen1996ReligiousAA,
  title={Religious affiliation and all-cause mortality: a prospective population study in middle-aged men in eastern Finland.},
  author={Jenni-Mari R{\"a}s{\"a}nen and Jussi Kauhanen and T. A. Lakka and George A. Kaplan and Jukka T. Salonen},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={
          1244-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Previous data suggest a favourable association between religion and mortality. METHODS We investigated the association between selected religious groups and all-cause mortality in 1627 eastern Finnish men aged 42-60 years during 1984-1989 as a part of the Kuopio Ischaemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD). RESULTS Eastern Orthodox men had a 5.1-fold (95% confidence interval [Cl: 1.98-13.3, P < 0.001) mortality as compared with Lutheran men after adjusting for main… 

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