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

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, nationality

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)

Ethnic nationality
Frequency of alcohol consumption Academic year Estonian Non-estonian
Do not consume 2005/2006 25,9 32,1
Do not consume 2009/2010 40,7 52,9
Do not consume 2013/2014 - -
Rarely 2005/2006 44,4 38,8
Rarely 2009/2010 33,7 31,4
Rarely 2013/2014 - -
Each month, but not every week 2005/2006 17,3 15,3
Each month, but not every week 2009/2010 15,8 11,2
Each month, but not every week 2013/2014 - -
Every week 2005/2006 11,1 10,8
Every week 2009/2010 8,8 4
Every week 2013/2014 - -
Every day 2005/2006 1,3 2,9
Every day 2009/2010 1,1 0,4
Every day 2013/2014 - -