Religiousness and health in Europe

  title={Religiousness and health in Europe},
  author={Linda Juel Ahrenfeldt and S{\"o}ren M{\"o}ller and Karen Andersen-Ranberg and Astrid Roll Vitved and Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen and Niels Christian Hvidt},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
Recent research suggests that epidemiological forces in religion and health can have opposed effects. Using longitudinal data of people aged 50+ included in wave 1 (2004–2005) of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE), and followed up through waves 2 (2006–2007), 4 (2011) and 5 (2013), we examined two forms of religious internalization and their association with health. Multivariate logistic regressions were used to examine all associations. Taking part in a religious… CONTINUE READING