Journal article

Detrimental drinking patterns: Empirical validation of the pattern values score of the Global Burden of Disease 2000 study in 13 countries

G Gmel, R Room, H Kuendig, S Kuntsche

Journal of Substance Use | Published : 2007


In addition to volume, patterns of drinking have an effect on disease and injury. Depending on the prevailing way alcohol is coghnsumed (i.e. on drinking patterns), mortality and morbidity should vary across cultures even if per capita consumption is about the same. In a Comparative Risk Analysis (CRA), the WHO estimated for the year 2000 the Global Burden of Disease stemming from alcohol consumption by including both dimensions of intake (volume and patterns). For this purpose, a detrimental drinking pattern scale was developed. This scale used expert ratings of six dimensions of the prevailing drinking patterns in each country. The present study attempts first to replicate the expert ratin..

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