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Cannabis smoking 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.

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: academic year, age, cannabis smoking, 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) Cannabis smoking Academic year 11 13 15 Total
Boys and girls Have not smoked 2005/2006 98,9 91,5 74,1 87,4
Boys and girls Have not smoked 2009/2010 97,7 93,6 78,2 89,8
Boys and girls Have not smoked 2013/2014 98,7 93,2 75,7 89,6
Boys and girls Have smoked 2005/2006 1,1 8,5 25,9 12,6
Boys and girls Have smoked 2009/2010 2,3 6,4 21,8 10,2
Boys and girls Have smoked 2013/2014 1,3 6,8 24,3 10,4
Boys Have not smoked 2005/2006 97,9 89,4 67,6 83,6
Boys Have not smoked 2009/2010 97,5 92,3 73,4 87,8
Boys Have not smoked 2013/2014 98,5 91,3 70,9 87,2
Boys Have smoked 2005/2006 2,1 10,6 32,4 16,4
Boys Have smoked 2009/2010 2,5 7,7 26,6 12,2
Boys Have smoked 2013/2014 1,5 8,7 29,1 12,8
Girls Have not smoked 2005/2006 99,8 93,7 81,7 91,5
Girls Have not smoked 2009/2010 97,8 94,8 82,5 91,7
Girls Have not smoked 2013/2014 99 95,2 80,5 91,9
Girls Have smoked 2005/2006 0,2 6,3 18,3 8,5
Girls Have smoked 2009/2010 2,2 5,2 17,5 8,3
Girls Have smoked 2013/2014 1 4,8 19,5 8,1