A new paper published in Addictive Behaviours based on Australian research has found an association between the level of early teenage drinking and the density of liquor outlets in the local community.
The paper reports on a study of school students aged 12-17 years in Victoria in 2009. After controlling for risk factors, the analysis showed increases in the density of alcohol outlets were significantly associated with increased risk of alcohol consumption for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 14.
The paper, Associations between alcohol outlet densities and adolescent alcohol consumption: A study in Australian students can be accessed for free through ADF SEARCH.
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