Publications

print share
Version HistoryVersion History

Title

Does Attending Worship Mitigate Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in Influencing Health Behaviors? Results From an Analysis of the California Health Interview Survey (Health Education & Behavior)

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2003 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2003); Barriers to/Disparities in Health Care; Racial and Ethnic Groups

Publication Type

CHIS Journal Article

Publication Date

2014-05-22T07:00:00Z

Author 1

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1141&RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1141&RootFolder=*">Julia T. Caldwell</a>

Author 2

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1140&RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href="http://healthpolicy.ucla.edu/_layouts/listform.aspx?PageType=4&ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&ID=1140&RootFolder=*">Lois M. Takahashi</a>

Author 3

Author 4

Author 5

Author 6

Author 7

Author 8

Author 9

Author 10

Author 11

Author 12

Author 13

Author 14

Abstract

​Existing research suggests that religious institutions play a significant role in improving the health of communities, particularly those coping with racial and ethnic discrimination. Using data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey, this article examines the relationship of self-reported experiences of racial/ethnic discrimination, worship attendance, and several health behaviors.

Supporting existing research, higher self-reported racial/ethnic discrimination is associated with worse health behaviors. The results indicate that the odds of engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors significantly increase for those who report attending worship, compared with those who do not attend worship, with variations by race/ethnicity. Worship attendance moderates the association between discrimination and binge drinking, but does not moderate the association for smoking, walking, or being obese.
 
Findings suggest that religious attendance plays an important role in the health and well-being of all population groups. More research is needed to ascertain the reasons why attending worship may have the ability to mitigate the relationship between racial/ethnic discrimination and health.
 
This study used data from the 2003 California Health Interview Survey.
 

Thumbnail

Article 1

Journal Article: Does Attending Worship Mitigate Racial/Ethnic Discrimination in Influencing Health Behaviors? Results From an Analysis of the California Health Interview Survey

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Press Release

Related Link 1

California Health Interview Survey

Related Link 2

Related Link 3

Related Link 4

Related Link 5

Related Link 6

Related Link 7

Related Link 8

Related Link 9

Related Link 10

Related Link 11

Related Link 12

Related Link 13

Related Link 14

Related Link 15

Related Link 16

Version: 5.0
Created at 8/1/2014 11:41 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste
Last modified at 8/1/2014 11:44 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste