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

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

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.

The 15 counties are grouped into five administrative regions:
Rapla and Harju Counties together with the City of Tallinn
Eastern and the Western Viru Counties
Tartu, Pőlva, Valga and Vőru Counties
Järva, Viljandi and Pärnu Counties
Lääne, Hiiu and Saare Counties.

Unit: percent

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

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)

Frequency of alcohol consumption
Academic year Region (health) Do not consume Rarely Each month, but not every week Every week Every day
2005/2006 Estonian average 27,4 43 16,8 11 1,7
2005/2006 Harju and Rapla County 25,7 43,2 16,8 12,5 1,9
2005/2006 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 29,6 39,3 17,9 10,6 2,6
2005/2006 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 28,5 44,5 15,7 9,8 1,6
2005/2006 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 28,3 43,4 16,5 10,7 1,1
2005/2006 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 24,9 46,5 18,6 8,5 1,4
2009/2010 Estonian average 43,5 33,2 14,7 7,7 0,9
2009/2010 Harju and Rapla County 47,8 29,6 14,1 8,2 0,4
2009/2010 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 46,9 32,1 15,1 4,8 1,2
2009/2010 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 39,9 34,7 15,6 7,4 2,4
2009/2010 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 39,2 36,3 14,4 9,1 1
2009/2010 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 37,9 38,5 16,6 6,4 0,6
2013/2014 Estonian average 54,5 30 11 3,6 0,9
2013/2014 Harju and Rapla County 57,7 27,1 10,8 3,2 1
2013/2014 Ida-Viru and Lääne-Viru county 58,1 27,8 8,8 3,6 1,8
2013/2014 Järva, Pärnu and Viljandi county 46 33,3 14,6 5,7 0,4
2013/2014 Tartu, Jõgeva, Põlva, Valga and Võru County 51,5 33,8 10,5 3,8 0,4
2013/2014 Hiiu, Saare and Lääne county 49,4 35,9 12,7 1,7 0,4