This paper reviews evidence for a relationship between religion and health.
Hundreds of epidemiologic studies have reported statistically significant, salutary effects of religious indicators on morbidity and mortality.
However, this does not necessarily imply that religion influences health; three questions must first be answered: « Is there an association? », « Is it valid? », and, « Is it causal? » Evidence presented in this paper suggests that the answers to these respective questions are « yes, » « probably, » and « maybe, » In answering these questions, several issues are addressed.
First, key reviews and studies are discussed.
Second, the problems of chance, bias, and confounding are examined.
Mots-clés Pascal : Morbidité, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Religion, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Morbidity, Mortality, Epidemiology, Religion, Human
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