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Curtin University
National Drug Research Institute

Preventing Harmful Drug Use In Australia

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

Project Team

Principal Investigator:

Professor Tanya Chikritzhs, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Co-investigators:

Dr Wenbin Liang, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University
William Gilmore, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University

Project

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.