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Alcohol consumption may be influenced by the local alcohol retailing environment. This study is the first to examine neighbourhood alcohol outlet availability (on- and off-sales outlets) and alcohol-related health outcomes in Scotland. Alcohol-related hospitalisations and deaths were significantly higher in neighbourhoods with higher outlet densities, and off-sales outlets were more important than on-sales outlets. The relationships held for most age groups, including those under the legal minimum drinking age, although were not significant for the youngest legal drinkers (18-25 years). Alcohol-related deaths and hospitalisations were higher in more income-deprived neighbourhoods, and the gradient in deaths (but not hospitalisations) was marginally larger in neighbourhoods with higher off-sales outlet densities. Efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm should consider the potentially important role of the alcohol retail environment.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Health & Place|
|Early online date||2 Apr 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2015|
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Alcohol and Tobacco Environments in Scotland: Impact grant
1/10/14 → 9/06/16
Project: University Awarded Project Funding
phyBEHI: Physical built environments and health inequalities
Pearce, J., Shortt, N., Richardson, E. & Tunstall, H.
1/10/11 → 30/09/16