Project 006

Project Title:

A study of denomination differences in health and short-term mortality in NI


Dr Dermot O'Reilly, Dr Michael Rosato and Dr Sheelah Connelly


Queen’s University, Belfast



Project Summary:

Most research into the relationship between religion and health in Northern Ireland has divided the population dichotomously as Catholic and Protestant, ignoring the inherent diversity of the Protestant community (for example Church of Ireland, Presbyterian Church in Ireland etc). The present study utilises this diversity to examine variation in all cause and cause-specific mortality by this extended religious affiliation.

Publications to date: 

O'Reilly, D., and Rosato, M. (2008) Religious affiliation and mortality in Northern Ireland: beyond Catholic and Protestant. Soc Sci Med, 66(7):1637-45.


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