Navigation Links
More Neighborhood Bars Linked to Domestic Violence
Date:2/17/2012

FRIDAY, Feb. 17 (HealthDay News) -- Having a high number of bars or pubs in a neighborhood is associated with visits to hospital emergency departments due to domestic violence, a new study finds.

But there is no such link with restaurants that serve alcohol, according to the researchers who examined the connection between alcohol-outlet densities and domestic violence cases in California emergency rooms between July 2005 and December 2008.

The study appears online and in the May print issue of the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Researchers knew that alcohol increases emergency department visits for domestic violence on an individual level, but wanted to further examine certain neighborhood characteristics, study corresponding author Carol Cunradi, a senior research scientist at the Prevention Research Center, said in a journal news release.

The researchers also looked at off-premise outlets: liquor stores and grocery stores that sell alcohol.

"The key findings of the study are that the density of bars was positively associated with [emergency department visits from domestic violence], and the density of off-premise outlets was negatively associated with [these visits]," Cunradi said.

"For the latter finding, the association was weaker and smaller than the bar association," she said, and there was no association between restaurant density and emergency department visits for domestic violence.

"Further research is needed to understand the mechanisms that underlie these associations," she added.

Emergency visits represent a much more serious level of domestic violence than police reports, according to Cunradi.

"Police-reported cases may involve threatening behavior, property damage, loud arguments and physical aggression that may or may not result in injury," she said. "In contrast, [emergency department] visits are, by definition, injuries requiring medical attention."

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about intimate partner violence.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE:Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, news release, Feb. 9, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Neighborhood socioeconomic status and diabetes
2. Mayo Clinic study reveals neighborhood asthma risks
3. Chances of surviving cardiac arrest depends on your neighborhood
4. Childhood obesity linked to neighborhood social and economic status
5. If we build walkable neighborhoods, will people walk?
6. Violence in inner city neighborhoods contributes to trouble with asthma
7. U.S. Nursing Home Closings Hit Poor Neighborhoods Hardest: Study
8. Coastal Canadians living in high-risk neighborhoods in poorer health: Study
9. Neighborhood barbers can influence black men to seek blood-pressure treatment
10. Men in low income neighborhoods drink more than women: Study
11. Autism Diagnoses Still More Likely in Richer Neighborhoods
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
More Neighborhood Bars Linked to Domestic Violence
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Stuart Bentkover, MD, FACS ... Designed to provide the most effective tattoo removal today, Dr. Bentkover is the only ... Developed by Cynosure, the PicoSure has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... Colorize is a web theme package created ... next using Colorize's dynamic moving camera. Colorize is perfect for personal and web related ... environment with 1 to 5 focus points per scene, stage floor scene presets that ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Health and wellness is a topic that should concern all Americans; however, ... an illness. Migraines are a severe form of a headache and often are accompanied ... the pain on their worst enemy, the feeling can last for many hours and ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Ramsey, NJ (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... Optimizing Primary Care for Patients with Rare Diseases, a continuing medical education (CME) ... conference is the first of its kind—and a first for ACCORD, whose mission ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... KICVentures ( http://www.kicventures.com ) announced ... in New York City on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Kingsley R. Chin, ... alumnus of the varsity Columbia soccer program) spoke at the event, offering professional ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)...  The Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition (SCPC) today ... Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member ... , "Developments in the Prescription Drug Market," to ... about abusive pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) pricing practices. ... Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) are diligent, serious lawmakers ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... , Feb. 4, 2016  Montoya Love is ... in the field of Pharmaceuticals. Montoya is the Regulatory ... Manufacturing and ... Becton Dickinson provides healthcare institutions, clinical laboratories ... throughout fifty countries across the globe. ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE: MTD ) today announced ... highlights: , Sales in local currency increased ... Reported sales decreased 3% as currency reduced sales growth ... per diluted share as reported (EPS) were $4.44, compared ... was $4.65, an increase of 10% over the prior-year ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: