Mapping the availability of alcohol

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A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has found that alcohol is more easily available to buy in the most deprived areas compared to less deprived postcodes.

The study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research’s School for Public Health Research and Alcohol Research UK,raises concerns about the availability of alcohol, especially in deprived areas which are more affected more by alcohol-related health problems.

Read the full study: Mapping patterns and trends in the spatial availability of alcohol using low-level geographic data: a case study in England 2003–2013

Related: Pubs numbers fall as convenience stores spread. University of Sheffield

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