Health » Alcohol consumption: Alcohol consumption among school-age children by economic situation

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.

Economic situation – the basis for assessment is a conventional point score that is calculated on the basis of value of the family’s property provided by the child himself/herself (number of cars, computers, joint family holiday trips; does the child have his/her own room at home). The values of the score range from 0 to 9. The economic situation is bad: score 0-3; medium: score 4-5; good: score 6-9.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, age, frequency of alcohol consumption, economic situation

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 Economic situation Do not consume Rarely Each month, but not every week Every week Every day
2005/2006 Good 25 42,7 19 11 2,2
2005/2006 Average 28,9 41,7 15,9 11,9 1,4
2005/2006 Poor 28,6 44,8 15,8 9,7 1,1
2009/2010 Good 42,6 31,7 15 9,4 1,3
2009/2010 Average 43,3 34,7 14,9 6,5 0,7
2009/2010 Poor 45 33,1 14,3 6,9 0,6
2013/2014 Good 51,3 31,5 11,7 3,8 1,6
2013/2014 Average 53,5 30,2 12,2 3,5 0,6
2013/2014 Poor 56,5 29,6 9,4 3,8 0,7