Health » Alcohol consumption: Alcohol consumption among school-age children by gender

The frequency of alcohol consumption during last 12 month among school-age children (11, 13, 15 y. o.).

Age groups are formed on the basis of forms 5, 7 and 9. The majority of students of these forms are 11...12, 13...14 or 15...16 years old. However, the research must also include the students who are repeating the year. As a prerequisite, 90% of the students must be of ±6 months the mean age of their age group, the remaining 10% must not be over the mean age of more than 12 months. The specification into age groups of 11, 13 and 15 years is in a way conditional because the cleaned files include also 12, 14 and 16 year old students in a certain amount.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, age, frequency of alcohol consumption, gender

Note: 2005/2006 academic year data is weighted. 2009/2010 academic year data is unweighted, but is representative.

Source: National Institute of Health Development, Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC)

Age (by year)
Gender (boy/girl) Frequency of alcohol consumption Academic year 11 13 15 Total
Boys and girls Do not consume 2005/2006 52,4 23,2 10,4 27,4
Boys and girls Do not consume 2009/2010 72,7 40,6 16,8 43,5
Boys and girls Do not consume 2013/2014 78,7 55,2 28,2 54,5
Boys and girls Rarely 2005/2006 39,2 50,2 39,5 43
Boys and girls Rarely 2009/2010 22,2 37,8 39,6 33,2
Boys and girls Rarely 2013/2014 17,3 34,4 38,6 30
Boys and girls Each month, but not every week 2005/2006 5,3 16,3 27 16,8
Boys and girls Each month, but not every week 2009/2010 3,7 13,8 26,9 14,7
Boys and girls Each month, but not every week 2013/2014 2,3 7,5 23,9 10,9
Boys and girls Every week 2005/2006 2 8,2 21,2 11
Boys and girls Every week 2009/2010 1,1 6,5 15,6 7,7
Boys and girls Every week 2013/2014 0,7 2,1 8,4 3,6
Boys and girls Every day 2005/2006 1 2,1 1,9 1,7
Boys and girls Every day 2009/2010 0,3 1,4 1,2 0,9
Boys and girls Every day 2013/2014 - - - -
Boys Do not consume 2005/2006 46,7 21,4 10,7 24,6
Boys Do not consume 2009/2010 68,8 45,2 18,9 44,4
Boys Do not consume 2013/2014 73,4 55,5 29,8 53,2
Boys Rarely 2005/2006 41 48 36,7 41,7
Boys Rarely 2009/2010 25,8 34,5 35,8 32
Boys Rarely 2013/2014 21 34,3 36,5 30,7
Boys Each month, but not every week 2005/2006 7,5 18 25,2 17,7
Boys Each month, but not every week 2009/2010 3,2 12,4 25,1 13,5
Boys Each month, but not every week 2013/2014 2,9 6,4 21,9 10,2
Boys Every week 2005/2006 2,9 9,6 24,8 13,4
Boys Every week 2009/2010 1,7 5,6 18,3 8,5
Boys Every week 2013/2014 1,4 2,2 10,5 4,5
Boys Every day 2005/2006 1,9 3 2,6 2,5
Boys Every day 2009/2010 0,6 2,2 1,8 1,6
Boys Every day 2013/2014 1,4 1,4 1,5 1,3
Girls Do not consume 2005/2006 58 25,2 10 30,3
Girls Do not consume 2009/2010 76,3 36,2 14,9 42,6
Girls Do not consume 2013/2014 83,9 54,9 26,5 55,9
Girls Rarely 2005/2006 37,5 52,5 42,9 44,5
Girls Rarely 2009/2010 19 40,9 43 34,2
Girls Rarely 2013/2014 13,8 34,4 40,8 29,3
Girls Each month, but not every week 2005/2006 3,2 14,4 29 15,9
Girls Each month, but not every week 2009/2010 4,1 15 28,5 15,8
Girls Each month, but not every week 2013/2014 1,7 8,6 25,9 11,7
Girls Every week 2005/2006 1,2 6,7 17 8,5
Girls Every week 2009/2010 0,5 7,4 13,1 7
Girls Every week 2013/2014 0 2 6,3 2,7
Girls Every day 2005/2006 0,2 1,2 1,1 0,8
Girls Every day 2009/2010 0 0,6 0,6 0,4
Girls Every day 2013/2014 0,6 0,1 0,5 0,4