NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Religion and Risky Health Behaviors among U.S. Adolescents and Adults

Jason Fletcher, Sanjeev Kumar

NBER Working Paper No. 19225
Issued in July 2013

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Kumar thanks AHRQ for funding support from the T-32 Postdoctoral Training Grant in Health Services Research (2T32HS017589-06). We would like to thank Elizabeth Bradley, Daniel Hungerman, Daniel Chen, Adalbert Mayer, Joachim Marti, Justin Cook, Kiersten Strombotne, Michael Richards, Tisha Hooks, and conference participants at NBER Religion and Culture conference (2013) and ASREC (2013), Washington DC for their helpful comments and discussions.This research uses data from Add Health, a program project directed by Kathleen Mullan Harris and designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and funded by grant P01-HD31921 from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 23 other federal agencies and foundations. Special acknowledgment is due Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwisle for assistance in the original design. Information on how to obtain the Add Health data files is available on the Add Health website (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth). No direct support was received from grant P01-HD31921 for this analysis. Some of the variables use restricted-use version of this data. Any interested researcher can apply for permission to use the data at ICPSR. The authors will supply statistical code to replicate the results. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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