Journal article

Alcohol use among Australian secondary students in 1993.

VM White, DJ Hill, CJ Segan

Drug Alcohol Rev | Published : 1997


The prevalence of alcohol consumption among Australian secondary students in 1993 was estimated from a survey of 22 696 students aged between 12 and 17 years. A random, representative sample of schools from all education systems (government, Catholic and independent) was selected and a sample of 80 students from each school was randomly selected from predetermined year levels. Students completed an anonymous, self-administered survey on their drinking behaviours. Results showed that drinking was common, with 46% of female and 50% of male 17-year-olds having drunk on at least one of the 7 days prior to the survey (defined as current drinkers). Among 12-17-year-olds who were current drinkers, ..

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