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  • 1. Drinking by Young People in England in 2010
  • 2. Key Messages
    • More young people have not had a drink than have drunk alcohol.
    • The proportions who drank in the last week have halved, from 26% in 2001 to 13% in 2010.
      • But by the time they reach 15 years 1 in 5 are drinking at least weekly.
        • Of that group 36% are drinking 15 or more units.
    • Those who drank in the last week reported drinking more than in 2009.
  • 3. Have you ever drunk alcohol?
  • 4. Never drunk alcohol by age
  • 5. Proportions who drank in the last week
  • 6. Frequency of drinking
  • 7. Mean number of units consumed by those who drank in the last week
  • 8. Units of alcohol drunk in the last week by those who reported drinking, by age
  • 9. Key Messages
    • Parents and friends are the key sources of alcohol, with ‘asking someone to buy it’ coming third.
      • 1 in 10 15 year olds said they stole alcohol from home in the last 4 weeks.
      • Heavy drinkers (15+ units in the last week) are 5 times more likely (27%) to have stolen alcohol from home in the last 4 weeks than the average young person (5%).
    • Parties have become an increasingly important venue for young people’s drinking, up from 23% in 1996 to 44% in 2010.
  • 10. How alcohol was obtained in the last four weeks
  • 11. Where those who drank 15 or more units in the last week obtained alcohol in the last 4 weeks
  • 12. Where do you usually buy alcohol?
  • 13. Where do you drink?
  • 14. Key Messages
    • 14% of all young people have been drunk in the last 4 weeks.
      • Over half (54%) of those who had drunk any alcohol in that period had been drunk.
      • Of those who had been drunk over half (59%) had deliberately tried to get drunk
    • 1 in 10 15 year olds have been drunk 3 or more times in the last month.
  • 15. Whether pupils have drunk alcohol and been drunk in the last four weeks
  • 16. Of those who had been drunk the proportion that had deliberately tried to get drunk in the last four weeks
  • 17. The more times you are drunk the higher the risk of adverse consequences
  • 18. Key Messages
    • More young people think their parents don’t approve of them drinking (51%), than don’t mind as long as it isn’t too much (48%).
    • Young people are increasingly intolerant to their peer group drinking and getting drunk.
      • However, by the time they are 15 years old nearly a quarter (23%) agree with the statement that it is ‘okay to get drunk once a week’.
    • Young people who drink are more likely to think that their age group do so for reasons associated with sociability, while non-drinkers emphasis looking cool and peer pressure.
  • 19. Young people’s perceptions of parental attitudes to their drinking by age
  • 20. Attitudes to drinking alcohol and getting drunk
  • 21. Attitudes at 15 years
  • 22. Why do people of your age drink?
  • 23. Key Messages
    • Most young people (60%) remember getting some alcohol education in the last year.
    • Parents (75%) and teachers (67%) are seen as the most helpful people to go to for information about alcohol.
    • The TV (71%) is seen as the most important media source of helpful information about alcohol.
  • 24. Pupil’s recall of alcohol education in the last year
  • 25. Pupil’s recall of alcohol education by year group and sex
  • 26. Who are helpful sources of information about alcohol?
  • 27. Where do you get helpful information about alcohol