Journal article

Associations between access to alcohol outlets and alcohol intake and depressive symptoms in women from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Australia

Karen E Lamb, Lukar E Thornton, Megan Teychenne, Catherine Milte, Ester Cerin, Kylie Ball



BACKGROUND: This study examined associations between alcohol outlet access and alcohol intake, depressive symptoms score and risk of depression among women residing in disadvantaged neighbourhoods in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Data on depressive symptoms, alcohol intake and socio-demographic characteristics were obtained from a sample of 995 adult women from Victoria, Australia who were surveyed as part of the Resilience in Eating and Activity Despite Inequality (READI) study. The location of all licensed alcohol outlets in Victoria was obtained from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. Participant and alcohol outlet addresses were geocoded to calculate individual ..

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Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Strategic Award

Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship (FT3)

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The READI study was funded by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Strategic Award (#374241). KEL was supported by a Deakin University Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. EC was supported by an ARC Future Fellowship (FT3; #140100085). KB was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Principal Research Fellowship, ID 1042442. The contents of this paper are the responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NHMRC.