Drinking by Scottish school
pupils
Results from SALSUS 2010
Ever drunk alcohol
 Nearly 6 out of 10
(56%) 13 year olds
have never had an
alcoholic drink
 This falls to 23% of 15
yea...
Last time
 86% of 13 year olds
have not drunk alcohol
in the last week
 66% of 15 year olds
have not drunk alcohol
in th...
Weekly drinking
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010
15 years
13 years
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
Less
than 1
unit
1 to 6 7 to 13 14 to
20
21 to
27
28 to
34
35 to
41
42 to
48
49 or
more
13 yeas
1...
Ever drunk?
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
Never Once 2 to 3 times 4 to 10 times More than
10 times
13 years
15 years
Is it okay to get drunk?
 7 out of 10 young
people in Scotland
don’t think it is okay to
get drunk to see what it
is like...
Effects of drinking
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
Boys 13 years Girls 13 years Boys 15 years Girls 15 years
Drunkeness
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
Boys 13 years Girls 13 years Boys 15 years Girls 15 years
Been drunk in the last week
Tr...
Who buys your alcohol?
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
Younger friend
Boyfriend/girlfriend
Mother or father's partner
Someone els...
What does your family think?
0
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
40
45
50
They don't like it They don't mind They don't know I
drink
I d...
Multiple deprivation and drinking
(5 = least deprived, 1 = most deprived)
13 years
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
Drank in
the las...
Multiple deprivation and being drunk
(5 = least deprived, 1 = most deprived)
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
13 years 15 year...
Free school meals
13 years
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
Gets free
school
meals
Doesn't get
free school
meals
Don't know
Drank in...
Family structure and being drunk
13 years
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Never Once Two
or
three
times
For to
ten
times
More
thank
te...
Truancy and drinking
13 years
0
20
40
60
80
100
Drank in the last week
Drank over a week ago
Never drank
15 years
0
20
40
...
Attitude to school
13 years
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
Like it a
lot
Like it a
bit
Don't like
it very
much
Don't like
it at all
D...
Does school provide the advice and support needed
to help make decisions about drinking?
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
13 years 15 y...
This presentation is taken from the
figures in the Scottish Schools
Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance
Use Survey 2010
The...
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Drinking by scottish school pupils 2010

  1. 1. Drinking by Scottish school pupils Results from SALSUS 2010
  2. 2. Ever drunk alcohol  Nearly 6 out of 10 (56%) 13 year olds have never had an alcoholic drink  This falls to 23% of 15 year olds. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Boys 13 years Girls 13 years Boys 15 years Girls 15 years Ever Never
  3. 3. Last time  86% of 13 year olds have not drunk alcohol in the last week  66% of 15 year olds have not drunk alcohol in the last week  Over 50% have not drunk in the last 6 months 0 20 40 60 in the last week between 1 and 2 weeks between 2 weeks and 4 weeks between 1 month and 6 months 6 months or more never had a drink Girls Boys
  4. 4. Weekly drinking 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 15 years 13 years
  5. 5. 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Less than 1 unit 1 to 6 7 to 13 14 to 20 21 to 27 28 to 34 35 to 41 42 to 48 49 or more 13 yeas 15 years Units of alcohol drunk in the last week 13 years 15 years Boys Girls MEAN 15 20 20 17 MEDIAN 8 11 10 10 20 units = 7 bottles of alcopop, or half litre vodka
  6. 6. Ever drunk? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Never Once 2 to 3 times 4 to 10 times More than 10 times 13 years 15 years
  7. 7. Is it okay to get drunk?  7 out of 10 young people in Scotland don’t think it is okay to get drunk to see what it is like. 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 13 years 15 years Boys Girls Not okay to get drunk to see what it is like
  8. 8. Effects of drinking 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Boys 13 years Girls 13 years Boys 15 years Girls 15 years
  9. 9. Drunkeness 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Boys 13 years Girls 13 years Boys 15 years Girls 15 years Been drunk in the last week Tried to get drunk last week Felt ill, sick or vomited from alcohol in the last week
  10. 10. Who buys your alcohol? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Younger friend Boyfriend/girlfriend Mother or father's partner Someone else Sibling Someone I know, but not well Friend (own age) Parent or carer Stranger Older friend Girls Boys
  11. 11. What does your family think? 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 They don't like it They don't mind They don't know I drink I don't know Boys 13 years Girls 13 years Boys 15 years Girls 15 years Pupils who drank in the last week
  12. 12. Multiple deprivation and drinking (5 = least deprived, 1 = most deprived) 13 years 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Drank in the last week Drank but not in the last week Never drunk alcohol 5 4 3 2 1 15 years 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 Drank in the last week Drank but not in the last week Never drunk alcohol 5 4 3 2 1
  13. 13. Multiple deprivation and being drunk (5 = least deprived, 1 = most deprived) 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 13 years 15 years 5 4 3 2 1
  14. 14. Free school meals 13 years 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Gets free school meals Doesn't get free school meals Don't know Drank in the last week Drank but not in the last week Never drank alcohol 15 years 0 10 20 30 40 50 Gets free school meals Doesn't get free school meals Don't know Drank in the last week Drank but not in the last week Never drank alcohol
  15. 15. Family structure and being drunk 13 years 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Never Once Two or three times For to ten times More thank ten times Single parent Step parent Both parents Other 15 years 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Never Once Two or three times For to ten times More thank ten times Single parent Step parent Both parents Other
  16. 16. Truancy and drinking 13 years 0 20 40 60 80 100 Drank in the last week Drank over a week ago Never drank 15 years 0 20 40 60 80 100 Drank in the last week Drank over a week ago Never drank
  17. 17. Attitude to school 13 years 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Like it a lot Like it a bit Don't like it very much Don't like it at all Drank last week Drank over a week ago Never drank 15 years 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Like it a lot Like it a bit Don't like it very much Don't like it at all Drank last week Drank over a week ago Never drank
  18. 18. Does school provide the advice and support needed to help make decisions about drinking? 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 13 years 15 years Boys Girls Strongly agree Agree Neither agree or disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
  19. 19. This presentation is taken from the figures in the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey 2010 The full report can be downloaded from: http://www.drugmisuse.isdscotland.org Any mistakes in interpretation are entirely ours. e: admin-scotland@mentoruk.org t: @mentorscotland

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