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dc.contributor.authorMarini, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSmith, Zachary B.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-15T16:29:36Z
dc.date.available2020-04-15T16:29:36Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/126576
dc.description.abstractAs the obesity epidemic continues to grow in the United States, causing premature death and increased healthcare costs, researchers are investigating the various factors which contribute to obesity. Building on the developed literature connecting religious participation (defined as weekly attendance at church services) to physical and mental health outcomes, this study seeks to connect religious participation and the growing rates of obesity in the United States. Drawing on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data of obesity rates in major metro areas and data on the religious composition (defined as religious identity, often self-reported [e.g., Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish]) of cities by the Public Religion Research Institute, this study looks at the relationships between religious composition and obesity rates.|Keywords: obesity, United States, religious participation, health outcomes, religious compositionen_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.titleObesity and Religious Composition: Understanding Obesity Rates in Major U.S. Citiesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume22en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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