Often, investigations of the relationships between religious denomination and diabetes and obesity do not consider the nuance within black faith traditions. Using data from the National Survey of American Life, this study aims to identify denominational and religious attendance differences in obesity and diabetes among black Christian men and women.

Key Findings

  • Black Catholics and Protestants have lower odds of diabetes than Baptists
  • Black men who attended church almost daily were nearly three times as likely to be obese than those who never attended services