Social-environment Factors Influencing High Risk Alcohol Consumption in Local Community

고위험음주율에 영향을 미치는 지역의 사회환경요인

  • Received : 2014.12.08
  • Accepted : 2015.02.04
  • Published : 2015.02.28

Abstract

This study was designed to examine the influence of social-environment factors on high risk alcohol consumption. The study analyzed 229 local areas throughout Korea. Main variables included high risk alcohol consumption and environment factors such as population structure, liquor stores. For exploring the problem drinking, geographically weighted regression(GWR) using the geographic information system(GIS) was utilized to analysis. Major findings are rate of perceived stress, number of restaurants and bars. Especially problem drinking were influenced restaurants and bars, and the form or aim of restaurants and bars had differentiability to the problem drinking. These results have implication about the regulation policy of alcohol availability for prevention of alcohol related problems.

Keywords

high risk alcohol consumption;liquor store;alcohol availability regulation policy;geographic information system(GIS);spatial analysis;geographically weighted regression(GWR)