Alcohol Outlet Density Measurement Tools

Key points

  • Having a lot of places to buy alcohol can lead to alcohol-related harms, such as injuries and crimes.
  • These CDC tools help states and communities measure alcohol outlet density.
  • Alcohol outlet density refers to the amount of places (like bars, restaurants, or liquor stores) legally selling alcohol within a certain area or among a certain number of people.
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Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density

This CDC Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density tells you why it's important to measure alcohol outlet density in your area. It gives you ideas on how to do this in your own state or community.

Cover page for the "Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density."
Limiting places that sell alcohol can reduce alcohol-related harms.

Alcohol Outlet Density Surveillance Toolkit

This toolkit can be used with the Guide for Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density. It gives you steps for gathering and calculating information about alcohol outlet density and how to share your findings.

Screenshot of the cover of Measuring Alcohol Outlet Density: A Toolkit for State and Local Surveillance
Measuring alcohol outlet density informs strategies for reducing alcohol-related harms.