Scientific Article
Neighborhood Retail Alcohol Outlet Access and Hospital Admissions for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in New Orleans

Author
Jessica L. Johnson (email: jejohnson@wmcarey.edu), Melanie Canterberry, Uyen L. Vu and Thomas W. Carton
Citation
Jessica L. Johnson, Melanie Canterberry, Uyen L. Vu & Thomas W. Carton (2020) Positive association between neighborhood retail alcohol outlet access and hospital admissions for alcohol withdrawal syndrome in New Orleans, Journal of Addictive Diseases, DOI: 10.1080/10550887.2020.1762029
  • Source
    Journal of Addictive Diseases
  • Release date
    13/05/2020

Positive Association between Neighborhood Retail Alcohol Outlet Access and Hospital Admissions for Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in New Orleans

Research article

Abstract

Objectives

The study used treatment for alcohol withdrawal syndrome as an objective surrogate marker to investigate the relationship between alcohol-related health outcomes and home neighborhood alcohol outlet density and alcohol advertising density.

Methods

Mixed effects logistic regression examined whether alcohol outlet density or alcohol advertisement density within either one-quarter mile or one-half mile of individuals’ home address was associated with treatment for alcohol withdrawal.

Results

Adjusted models showed outlet and advertising density, particularly off-sale outlet density within one-quarter mile of the home, increased the risk of hospital admission for alcohol withdrawal syndrome.

Conclusion/impact

These data inform public policy initiatives to prevent and reduce the alcohol harm by regulating the neighborhood alcohol environment.

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