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Medicine and Health Sciences

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Religion

2011

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Religion And Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Among Postmenopausal Women: The Women's Health Initiative, Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, George Fitchett, Judith K. Ockene, Eliezer Schnall, Sybil L. Crawford, Iris Granek, Joanne Manson, Ira S. Ockene, Mary Jo O'Sullivan, Linda Powell, Stephen Rapp Feb 2011

Religion And Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors Among Postmenopausal Women: The Women's Health Initiative, Elena Salmoirago Blotcher, George Fitchett, Judith K. Ockene, Eliezer Schnall, Sybil L. Crawford, Iris Granek, Joanne Manson, Ira S. Ockene, Mary Jo O'Sullivan, Linda Powell, Stephen Rapp

GSBS Student Publications

Worship attendance has been associated with longer survival in prospective cohort studies. A possible explanation is that religious involvement may promote healthier lifestyle choices. Therefore, we examined whether attendance is associated with healthy behaviors, i.e. use of preventive medicine services, non-smoking, moderate drinking, exercising regularly, and with healthy dietary habits. The population included 71,689 post-menopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative observational study free of chronic diseases at baseline. Attendance and lifestyle behaviors information was collected at baseline using self-administered questionnaires. Healthy behaviors were modeled as a function of attendance using logistic regression. After adjustment for ...