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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.

Unit: percent

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

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)
Frequency of alcohol consumption Academic year 11 13 15 Total
Do not consume 2005/2006 52,4 23,2 10,4 27,4
Do not consume 2009/2010 72,7 40,6 16,8 43,5
Do not consume 2013/2014 78,7 55,2 28,2 54,5
Rarely 2005/2006 39,2 50,2 39,5 43
Rarely 2009/2010 22,2 37,8 39,6 33,2
Rarely 2013/2014 17,3 34,4 38,6 30
Each month, but not every week 2005/2006 5,3 16,3 27 16,8
Each month, but not every week 2009/2010 3,7 13,8 26,9 14,7
Each month, but not every week 2013/2014 2,3 7,5 23,9 10,9
Every week 2005/2006 2 8,2 21,2 11
Every week 2009/2010 1,1 6,5 15,6 7,7
Every week 2013/2014 1 0,8 0,9 0,9
Every day 2005/2006 1 2,1 1,9 1,7
Every day 2009/2010 0,3 1,4 1,2 0,9
Every day 2013/2014 - - - -