The current study assessed the propensity for alcohol sales to youth in the late 1990s, following increased efforts to reduce youth access to alcohol. Male and female pseudo-underage buyers (i.e., age ≥ 21 but judged to appear < 21) attempted to purchase alcohol without age identification at 741 alcohol establishments. One to five purchase attempts were made at each establishment, with 1,065 and 658 attempts at on-premise and off-premise establishments, respectively. The overall sales rate was 26%. Among establishments where more than one purchase attempt was made, 74% sold alcohol to pseudo-underage buyers at least once. The results of this study are encouraging, however, further work is needed to decrease the propensity of illegal alcohol sales to youth.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education|
|State||Published - Dec 12 2006|