Studies of religious groups that impose prudent lifestyles on their members show low mortality rates in these groups, but it is unclear whether their morbidity rates are also low.
The authors studied the prevalence of self-reported morbidity and disability among Trappist and Benedictine monks in the Netherlands.
A health interview survey was administered in seven monasteries; the response rate was 67% (n=134).
Rates of morbidity and disability among monks were compared with those among all Dutch males by calculation of standardized morbidity ratios, adjusting for age and (in the case of morbidity) education.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Handicap, Religion, Mode de vie, Monastère, Homme, Epidémiologie, Autoévaluation, Pays Bas, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Handicap, Religion, Life habit, Monastery, Human, Epidemiology, Self evaluation, Netherlands, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 199406.