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Drinking amongst Girls in England in 2008

Drinking amongst Girls in England in 2008



Drinking amongst Girls in England in 2008

Drinking amongst Girls in England in 2008



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    Drinking amongst Girls in England in 2008 Drinking amongst Girls in England in 2008 Presentation Transcript

    • Drinking amongst Girls in England in 2008 Selected statistics from the Information Centre’s annual report
      • The proportion of girls who say they’ve drunk in the last week is at it’s lowest in the last decade (16%)
    • Proportion of girls who had ever had an alcoholic drink: 1988-2008
    • Girls drinking patterns by year
      • The proportions who have never drunk falls with age.
      • After rising in the first half of the last decade the proportion of girls saying they have drunk in the last week has fallen back.
    • Proportion of Girls who have never drunk alcohol by age and sex
    • Proportion of girls who drank alcohol in the last week
      • Those who are drinking appear to be drinking more often than in the past.
      • The proportions drinking on Friday and Saturday have grown.
    • The mean number of drinking days for girls who had drunk in the last week, by sex and year
    • Days on which girls drank in the last week
    • Units
      • Following a change in the way units are calculated it is now difficult to do comparisons with previous years figures.
      • Of those who have drunk in the last week 27% of girls say they had drunk 15 or more units of alcohol.
      • What girls drink appears to be culturally determined, with
        • boys drinking more beer than girls, and
        • girls drinking more spirits and alcopops
    • Units of alcohol drunk by girls who have drunk in the last week
    • Types of alcohol drunk in the last week
    • Percentage of units drunk in the last week by type of drink
      • Parents appear to be giving children alcohol to their children less often.
      • Young people are increasingly drinking at home or parties and less at clubs or pubs.
      • Amongst current drinkers the proportion of young people drinking on the street, in parks or outside increases as they get older.
      • The heaviest drinkers are least likely to drink with their parents.
    • Getting alcohol from home?
    • Street drinkers?
    • Street drinking by age
    • Where do the heaviest drinkers drink?
    • Heavier drinkers are less likely to drink with their parents
    • Family Perceptions
      • Young people think their families tolerate their drinking (as long as it’s not too much) as they get older.
    • Perceived family attitude to pupil’s drinking
    • Drunk
      • Girls are slightly more likely to have been drunk if they have drunk alcohol in the last 4 weeks
      • Girls who have been drunk are more likely to have; felt ill or sick, had an argument, vomited, had their clothes damaged, and lost money than boys
    • Drinking to get drunk?
    • Consequences
    • Consequences
    • Lessons
      • Most pupils have a relatively accurate view of the proportions of pupils of their own age who drink alcohol
      • Recall of lessons has been relatively stable in recent years
        • Year 10 pupils are the most likely (68%) to recall a lesson alcohol in the last year
        • Year 7 pupils are the least likely (45%)
    • Perception of how many people of pupil’s age drink alcohol
    • Recall lesson on alcohol
    • Proportion of pupils who remembered receiving lessons about alcohol in the last year, by school year
    • Helpful sources of information for girls
    • Helpful sources of information
      • Smoking drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2008 can be downloaded from the Information Centre’s website at:
      • www.ic.nhs.uk