BMC Public Health
Studies of retail alcohol outlets are restricted to regions due to lack of U.S. national data. Commercial business lists (BL) offer a possible solution, but no data exists to determine if BLs could serve as an adequate proxy for license data. This paper compares geospatial measures of alcohol outlets derived from a commercial BL with license data for a large US state.
Carlos, Heather A.; Gabrielli, Joy; and Sargent, James D., "Validation of Commercial Business Lists as a Proxy for Licensed Alcohol Outlets" (2017). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 688.