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Spatial Relationship between Alcohol Outlet Density and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri
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Over many years, the city of St. Louis has been ranked high in rates of STD diagnoses among other cities of its size in the U.S. In 2004, the city of St. Louis ranked 2nd with 4130 reported Chlamydia cases, 1st with 2440 reported Gonorrhea cases, and 5th with 47 syphilis cases. All rates are 3-7 times those of the State of Missouri and 3.4-6.7 times those of the United States (U.S. Department of Health City of St. Louis, 2005), which show significant pervasive and chronic conditions of STDs in City of St. Louis. A high density of alcohol outlets in the community may increase the level of heavy drinking and intoxication of residents, which may in turn increase the risk of engaging in risky sexual behavior. This project examines whether high density of alcohol outlets is related to a high probability of residents with Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in St. Louis City.
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Sakaguchi, Eri; Kim, Taeyoon; Striley, Catherine Woodstock; and Cottler, Linda B., "Spatial Relationship between Alcohol Outlet Density and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) in the City of St. Louis, Missouri" (2014). GIS Posters. Poster 162.