ALCOHOL OUTLET DENSITY AND MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY CITIES

The extent to which the availability of alcohol encourages alcohol consumption resulting in alcohol-related problems remains controversial. In order to address this issue we used 1990 data from 72 cities within Los Angeles County to estimate the relation between densities of four types of alcohol outlets (restaurants, bars, liquor stores, mini-markets) and rates of two types of alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes reported by police (injury, property damage). After logarithmic transformation of variables, crash rates were regressed on outlet densities and possible demographic confounders. The results are discussed. (A)

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    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    Center of Alcohol Studies
    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08903
  • Authors:
    • SCRIBNER, R A
    • MacKinnon, D P
    • DWYER, J H
  • Publication Date: 1994-7

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 447-53
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  • Accession Number: 00668749
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM