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dc.contributor.authorCoomber, Kerri
dc.contributor.authorZahnow, Renee
dc.contributor.authorFerris, Jason
dc.contributor.authorDroste, Nicolas
dc.contributor.authorMayshak, Richelle
dc.contributor.authorCurtis, Ashlee
dc.contributor.authorKypri, Kypros
dc.contributor.authorde Andrade, Dominique
dc.contributor.authorGrant, Kristy
dc.contributor.authorChikritzhs, Tanya
dc.contributor.authorRoom, Robin
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Heng
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Nicholas
dc.contributor.authorNajman, Jake
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Peter
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-11T12:33:03Z
dc.date.available2019-06-11T12:33:03Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1471-2458
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/s12889-018-6098-x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/385014
dc.description.abstractBackground: This study aims to explore short-term changes following the introduction of alcohol restrictions (most notably 2 am to 3 am last drinks). We examined patterns of nightlife attendance, intoxication, and alcohol use among patrons shortly before and after restrictions were introduced in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane: the largest night-time entertainment precinct of Queensland. Methods: Street-intercept patron interviews were conducted in Fortitude Valley in June (n = 497) and July (n = 562) 2016. A pre-post design was used to assess changes in time spent out drinking/partying prior to the interview, time of arrival in the precinct, pre-drinking, and blood alcohol concentration (BAC). Results: Regression models indicated that after the policy introduction, the proportion of people arriving at Fortitude Valley before 10:00 pm increased (OR = 1.38; 95% CI = 1.04, 1.82). Participants reported going out, on average, one hour earlier after the intervention (β = − 0.17; 95% CI = 0.11, 0.22). There was a decrease (RRR = 0.58; 95% CI = 0.43, 0.79) in the proportion of participants who had a high level of intoxication (BAC ≥0.10 g/dL) post-intervention. No other significant differences were found. Conclusions: Earlier cessation of alcohol sales and stopping the sale of rapid intoxication drinks after midnight was associated with people arriving in Fortitude Valley earlier. Though legislative loopholes allowed some venues to continue trading to 5 am, the proportion of people in the precinct who were highly intoxicated decreased after the restriction. Further measurement will be required to determine whether the reduction has persisted.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBMC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto5
dc.relation.ispartofjournalBMC PUBLIC HEALTH
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth services and systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4203
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.titleShort-term changes in nightlife attendance and patron intoxication following alcohol restrictions in Queensland, Australia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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