Risk Research and Health-related Behaviours [unknown]

Caroline Rudisill
The LSE Companion to Health Policy   unpublished
In the present study, we examine the correlation between religiosity and healthrelated risk behaviours among citizens aged 29-60 based on a cross-sectional survey in Denmark, known for its more secular culture. Health-related risk behaviours such as smoking and alcohol intake are known to increase the risk of developing one or more chronic or life-threatening diseases. In this study religiosity, in a random sample of Danes, seems to be associated with healthier lifestyle, such as a healthier
more » ... h as a healthier dietary pattern and less smoking, as is found in more religious cultures. Our study suggests that religious practice among Danish citizens seems to be correlated with health behaviours and that healthcare professionals should pay more attention to the connection between religiosity and health.
doi:10.4337/9781781004241.00029 fatcat:wqg7h3x6nvfwfb6o6ouanvr4se