The socio-spatial distribution of alcohol outlets in Glasgow city

Ellaway, A., Macdonald, L., Forsyth, A. and Macintyre, S. (2010) The socio-spatial distribution of alcohol outlets in Glasgow city. Health and Place, 16(1), pp. 167-172. (doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.08.007)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.08.007

Abstract

<p><b>Aims:</b></p> <p>The aim of this study was to examine the distribution of alcohol outlets by area deprivation across Glasgow, Scotland.</p> <p><b>Methods:</b></p> <p>All alcohol outlets were mapped and density per 1000 residents and proximity to nearest outlet calculated across quintiles of area deprivation.</p> <p><b>Results:</b></p> <p>The socio-spatial distribution of alcohol outlets varies by deprivation across Glasgow but not systematically. Some deprived areas contain the highest concentration while others in similar deprivation quintiles contain very few.</p> <p><b>Conclusions:</b></p> <p>Considerations of the local context are important in examining access to alcohol but more research is also required on purchasing behaviour.</p>

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacDonald, Mrs Laura and Ellaway, Dr Anne and Macintyre, Professor Sally
Authors: Ellaway, A., Macdonald, L., Forsyth, A., and Macintyre, S.
Subjects:R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Centre for Population and Health Sciences
Journal Name:Health and Place
Publisher:Pergamon
ISSN:1353-8292
ISSN (Online):1873-2054
Published Online:01 September 2009

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