CDC Tools for the Prevention of Excessive Drinking

Published Date: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Issue: 
No.197
Category: 
Resources, Reports, Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density for the use of public health practitioners to measure alcohol outlet density at the state and local levels. Alcohol outlet density is “the number and concentration of retail alcohol outlets in a defined geographic area”. As a key risk factor for excessive drinking, the guide discusses the importance of measuring alcohol outlet density along with the different approaches to doing so.

View this guide along with other tools from the CDC here.

The CDC has also included alcohol-related disease impact (ARDI) data on the CDC Chronic Disease and Health Promotion Open Data Site. This site provides the opportunity to access a wide range of chronic disease, risk factor, and policy measures as well as to create filtered datasets and customized data visualizations. Data is available for alcohol-attributable deaths, years of potential life lost, and alcohol-attributable fractions.

Access ARDI data here.

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