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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Religious Affiliation And Psychiatric Morbidity In Brazil: Higher Rates Among Evangelicals And Spiritists.
Author: Dalgalarrondo, Paulo
Marín-León, Leticia
Botega, Neury José
Berti De Azevedo Barros, Marilisa
Bosco De Oliveira, Helenice
Abstract: To verify the association between the prevalence of mental symptoms and excessive alcohol intake with religious affiliation, church attendance and personal religiosity. A household survey of 515 adults randomly sampled included the WHO SUPRE-MISS questionnaire, SRQ-20 and AUDIT. Weighted prevalences were estimated and logistic analyses were performed. Minor psychiatric morbidity was greater among Spiritists and Protestants/ Evangelicals than in Catholics and in the ;no-religion' group. The latter had a greater frequency of abusive alcohol drinking pattern and Protestants/Evangelicals showed lower drinking patterns. Although belonging to Protestant/Evangelical churches in Brazil may inhibit alcohol involvement it seems to be associated to a higher frequency of depressive symptoms. Processes of seeking relief in new religious affiliations among sub-groups with previous minor psychiatric symptoms may probably occur in the Brazilian society.
Subject: Adolescent
Mental Disorders
Middle Aged
Urban Population
Young Adult
Citation: The International Journal Of Social Psychiatry. v. 54, n. 6, p. 562-74, 2008-Nov.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1177/0020764008091439
Date Issue: 2008
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