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Heavy drinking among US students correlates with density of alcohol outlets

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 12 April 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:783
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    Researchers have found a strong link between drinking problems in students and the number of outlets selling alcohol within two miles of campus centres.

    The more outlets there are—and one unnamed US university has 185 of them—the greater the drinking problems.

    One of the main aims of the study, carried out at the department of health and social behaviour at Harvard School of Public Health, was to determine whether levels of heavy and frequent drinking and …

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