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Chicago — A new study indicates that the density of liquor stores in Black neighborhoods could pose major risks to Blacks who drink.

In the study, researchers recruited 321 African Americans (229 women, 92 men), ages 21 to 65 years of age, during April 2002 through to May 2003 from three community-based healthcare clinics in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Among African Americans in our sample who drank, those who lived in neighborhoods with a greater concentration of liquor stores were more likely to be classified as at-risk drinkers compared to those living in neighborhoods with fewer liquor stores per population,” said Theall. “Furthermore, the influence of liquor store concentration on at-risk drinking was much greater for African American women.”

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