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More Off-Premise Alcohol Outlets can Lead to More Injuries among Neighborhood Children

published:
January 11, 2008
Author:
Bridget Freisthler, Paul J. Gruenewald, Lori Ring, Elizabeth A. LaScala.
Citation:

Bridget Freisthler, Paul J. Gruenewald, Lori Ring, Elizabeth A. LaScala. (November 2008). An ecological assessment of the population and environmental correlates of childhood accident, assault, and child abuse injuries. Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research (ACER).  32(11): 1969-1975.

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  • Injuries are the leading cause of death among children ages one to 14 in the United States.
  • A first-of-its-kind study shows that numerous off-premise alcohol outlets in neighborhoods can reduce overall guardianship of children’s activities, leading to increased injuries.
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