Religious affiliations in mental health research samples as compared with national samples.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Religious affiliations of patients in research samples in four major psychiatric journals for the years 1978-1982 were compared with those reported in national samples. Protestants and the unaffiliated were underrepresented, whereas Jewish persons were overrepresented. Catholics used mental health services in proportions similar to their presence in the population at large. These findings suggest that religious affiliation may influence the use of mental health services.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Larson, DB; Donahue, MJ; Lyons, JS; Benson, PL; Pattison, M; Worthington, EL; Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 177 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 109 - 111

PubMed ID

  • 2915215

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00005053-198902000-00008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States