Does religiosity in early middle age reduce risk of mortality over five decades? A multidimensional consideration within a hazard modeling framework.

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation


We explored the relationship between a multidimensional typology of religiosity and risk of mortality. Using data from middle-aged respondents in the Longitudinal Study of Generations, we performed latent class analysis to construct a typology of religiosity, which was then used to predict mortality from 1971 to 2020. We identified four religiosity classes: strongly, weakly, privately, and liberally religious. Cox proportional hazard models revealed that privately religious males had higher mortality risk compared to strongly religious males, even after. controlling for several mediators. That males benefit more than females may derive from social control and integration functions of religion.
PeriodSep 21 2022Sep 23 2022
Held atREVES, Canada