The public health impacts of liquor outlets on Queensland communities: outlet numbers, alcohol sales and alcohol-related morbidity

  • Research program: Alcohol policy and strategies
  • Project status: Completed
  • Start date: June 2012
  • Expected end date: May 2015
  • Completion date: May 2015
  • Funded by: ANPHA
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This study aimed to assess the association between numbers of licensed outlets in Queensland and hospitalisation of residents for short-term wholly alcohol-attributable conditions and long-term wholly alcohol-attributable conditions.

Hypotheses

- The greater the level of alcohol availability, the greater the risk of alcohol- attributable hospitalisation.

- The association between alcohol availability and alcohol-attributable hospitalisation will vary by the type of harm (i.e. short-term vs. long-term), the type of licensed outlets and the density of licensed outlets.

- The association between alcohol availability and alcohol-attributable hospitalisation will be influenced by socio-economic and demographic characteristics.

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