Community pharmacies and addictive products: Sociodemographic predictors of accessibility from a mixed GWR perspective

Danlin Yu, Cory M. Morton, N. Andrew Peterson

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-113
Number of pages15
JournalGIScience and Remote Sensing
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Accessibility measure
  • Community pharmacies
  • Geographic information systems
  • Geographically weighted regression
  • Potentially addictive products

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