Title

Community Pharmacies and Addictive Products: Sociodemographic Predictors of Accessibility from a Mixed GWR Perspective

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2-2014

Abstract

Community pharmacies selling potentially harmful products may contradict their role in health promotion. From a spatial analysis perspective, this study investigated the sale of alcohol, tobacco, and lottery tickets by community pharmacies in Passaic County, New Jersey, and assessed the relationship between sociodemographic factors of community residents and their potential accessibility to those community pharmacies. A mixed geographically weighted regression analysis revealed that census block groups with higher median household income tend to have less accessibility to pharmacies that sell addictive products. Relationships between Latino population and those pharmacies are mixed. No significant relationship was found for African American population.

DOI

10.1080/15481603.2014.886457

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