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Research data: RELIGION

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2020 The spirit level: religious beliefs in South Africa

The nature of religious belief and practices and how they are changing in contemporary society continues to be the focus of much debate worl...

2018 Religiosity and body mass index and waist circumference among male and female university students from 26 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean

Obesity has become a major public health problem. The study aimed at investigating the association between religiousness, body mass index (B...

2017 Gender, age, religion and positive mental health among adolescents in a Ghanaian socio-cultural context

Against the backdrop of scant research on the relationship between sociodemographic characteristics and positive mental health in Ghana, the...