Researchers at the University of Melbourne have found that the location of bottle shops, pubs and clubs in disadvantaged communities is linked to poor health.
Living close to a bottle shop, pub or club has a greater impact on health for those in disadvantaged areas compared to people in well-off areas.
The study pointed to a need to further develop state policies to regulate the location of alcohol outlets to create safer and healthier communities, especially for those that are disadvantaged. These findings can be used to inform Australian urban planning policies.
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The above story is based on materials provided by Melbourne University.