This map shows CE European Countries (members of EU) alcohol drinking patterns. Alcohol drinking patterns is based on Patterns of Drinking Score for Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria.
What is the Patterns of Drinking Score (PDS)?
Patterns of drinking score reflect how people drink instead of how much they drink. Strongly associated with the alcohol-attributable burden of disease of a country, PDS is measured on a scale from 1 (least risky pattern of drinking) to 5 (most risky pattern of drinking). The higher the score, the greater the alcohol-attributable burden of disease. Notably, different drinking patterns give rise to very different health outcomes in population groups with the same level of consumption.
How is the Patterns of Drinking Score calculated?
The PDS is based on an array of drinking attributes, which are weighted differentially in order to provide the PDS on a scale from 1 to 5:
· The usual quantity of alcohol consumed per occasion.
· Festive drinking.
· Proportion of drinking events, when drinkers get drunk.
· Proportion of drinkers, who drink daily or nearly daily.
· Drinking with meals.
· Drinking in public places.
This map is showing that in the neighboring countries from Central and Eastern Europe the pattern of consumption for alcohol is the same.