ASSAD Alcohol use, last month, by age group

ASSAD Alcohol use, last month, by age group


    Drank alcohol in the last month, ACT Secondary Students aged 12-17 years, by age group, 1996-2017


    The prevalence of alcohol consumption in the last four weeks has significantly decreased between 1996 (45.7%) and 2017 (21.0%). Older students aged 16-17 years were significantly more likely to report drinking alcohol in the last four weeks than younger students aged 12-15 years (43.1% vs 10.4% respectively).

    The 2009 NHMRC Australian drinking guidelines recommend no alcohol consumption as the safest option for people under 18. 

    Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions. 

    For the purpose of reporting the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

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