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Accessibility of Catering Service Venues and Adolescent Drinking in Beijing, China

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National Institute for Nutrition and Health, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 29 Nanwei Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100050, China
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State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, A11 Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
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Beijing Chaoyang District Center for Disease and Prevention, 25 Huaweili, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100021, China
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Department of Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Public Health, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093, USA
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Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Peking University, 38 Xue Yuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100191, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(7), 7208-7219; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph120707208
Received: 2 April 2015 / Revised: 1 June 2015 / Accepted: 10 June 2015 / Published: 26 June 2015
This study assessed the association between accessibility of catering service venues and adolescents’ alcohol use over the previous 30 days. The data were collected from cross-sectional surveys conducted in 2014, 2223 students at 27 high schools in Chaoyang and Xicheng districts, Beijing using self-administered questionnaires to collect the adolescents information on socio-demographic characteristics and recent alcohol experiences. The accessibility of, and proximity to, catering service venues were summarized by weights, which were calculated by multiplication of the type-weight and the distance-weight. All sampled schools were categorized into three subgroups (low, middle, and high geographic density) based on the tertile of nearby catering service venues, and a multi-level logistic regression analysis was performed to explore variance between the school levels. Considering the setting characteristics, the catering service venues weighted value was found to account for 8.6% of the school level variance of adolescent alcohol use. The odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of drinking over the past 30-days among adolescents with medium and high accessibility of catering service venues were 1.17 (0.86, 1.57) and 1.47 (1.06, 2.02), respectively (p < 0.001 for trend test). This study addressed a gap in the adolescent drinking influence by the catering service venues around schools in China. Results suggest that the greater accessibility of catering service venues around schools is associated with a growing risk of recent drinking. View Full-Text
Keywords: adolescent drinking; catering service venues; alcoholic beverage; accessibility; school environment adolescent drinking; catering service venues; alcoholic beverage; accessibility; school environment
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Lu, S.; Du, S.; Ren, Z.; Zhao, J.; Chambers, C.; Wang, J.; Ma, G. Accessibility of Catering Service Venues and Adolescent Drinking in Beijing, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 7208-7219.

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