Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status and Alcohol Outcomes: Moderators and Mediators

  • Funding: NIAAA R21 AA018175
  • Principal Investigator: Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, PhD


The study conducts a secondary analysis of data from the 2000 and 2005 National Alcohol Surveys (conducted by the Alcohol Research Group) linked with data from the 2000 US Decennial Census to examine whether, for whom and how neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with alcohol use and alcohol problems.  The analyses determines groups most at risk in different types of neighborhoods and will ascertain whether psychosocial mediating factors help explain the influence of neighborhood SES on the alcohol outcomes. The analyses involve linear and logistic regression and path analysis.