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Drug and alcohol use by young people:  a comparison of findings from rural and urban areas Alcohol, drugs and anti-social ...
Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Earlier findings </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis by school description of catch...
Introduction
SHEU databanks <ul><li>Contract research work  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mostly young people, mostly in schools, mostly about ...
Young People in...
SHEU databanks
Earlier findings about urban/rural differences
Earlier findings 1 <ul><li>Drug use 1997 (published 1998) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compared drug use in three contrasting are...
Earlier findings 2 <ul><li>2006: location question dropped, but analysed drink and drugs by authority (London/other City c...
Analysis by school description of catchment area 2008
The 2008 sample <ul><li>Year 8  Year 10  All </li></ul><ul><li>12-13y 14-15y </li></ul><ul><li>Males 14,355 14,100 28,455 ...
Where did the 2008 sample come from? <ul><li>Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Camden, Cumbria, Dudley, Durham, Essex, Gateshead, G...
School description of catchment <ul><li>Proportion of pupils: Rural/suburban/urban/inner urban </li></ul><ul><li>If 50% or...
Smoking last week
Smoking last week  in urban and rural schools  : n.s.   :  p <0.01
Alcohol use
Alcohol use among Y10 pupils in urban and rural schools
More than 10 units a week
More than 10 units a week (Y10) in urban and rural schools
Drug use
Drug use among Year 10 pupils in rural and urban schools  n.s.
Types of drugs used in rural and urban schools
Sources of advice about drugs in rural and urban schools Y10
Sexual health services Y10 in rural and urban schools
Bullied at school last year Y10 in rural and urban schools    : n.s.   :  p <0.001
Carrying weapons Y10
Analysis by local authority
Urban  and  rural  authorities <ul><li>Bristol ,  Cambridgeshire ,  Camden ,  Cumbria ,  Dudley , County of Durham, Essex,...
Repeat of 2006 analysis <ul><li>Analysis of drink and drugs by authority  (London/other City councils/other councils) </li...
Analysis within one authority: secondary schools <ul><li>   Pupils from  urban  schools were MORE likely to </li></ul><ul...
Conclusions
So...? <ul><li>Little evidence that YP in rural areas face any less of a challenge from substance use and ASB than those i...
References <ul><li>www.sheu.org.uk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sheu.org.uk/publications/drinkanddrugs.htm </li></ul></ul><ul...
Still, there’s always the scenery...
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  1. 1. Drug and alcohol use by young people: a comparison of findings from rural and urban areas Alcohol, drugs and anti-social behaviour in rural areas: strategies to turn the tide 11 June 2009, Nottingham Angela Balding/Dr.David Regis, Schools Health Education Unit, Exeter www.sheu.org.uk and a bit about anti-social behaviour
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Earlier findings </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis by school description of catchment </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis by DR description of authority </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction
  4. 4. SHEU databanks <ul><li>Contract research work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mostly young people, mostly in schools, mostly about PSHE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mostly for LAs, PCTs, DATs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Annual compilations from contract survey work </li></ul><ul><li>Large bank of questions </li></ul><ul><li>Earliest 1986 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Young People in...
  6. 6. SHEU databanks
  7. 7. Earlier findings about urban/rural differences
  8. 8. Earlier findings 1 <ul><li>Drug use 1997 (published 1998) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>compared drug use in three contrasting areas, and found the highest use was in the most rural area. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2002: Alcohol and drugs in and pupil description of location: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For drug experience 'in the last month', little difference with location for 12-13 year olds, with around 4% reporting drug experience. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>However, more 14-15 year olds living in villages compared to towns reported drug experience 'in the last month' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>21% in the villages compared with 16% in the towns. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data about 'Having alcohol last week' show figures to be generally higher for village dwellers. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Earlier findings 2 <ul><li>2006: location question dropped, but analysed drink and drugs by authority (London/other City councils/other councils) </li></ul><ul><li>MALES FEMALES </li></ul><ul><li>DRINK DRUGS DRINK DRUGS </li></ul><ul><li>1 Other Other Other London </li></ul><ul><li>2 Other City City Other </li></ul><ul><li>3 City Other City City </li></ul><ul><li>4 Other City Other City </li></ul><ul><li>5 City City </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is non-metropolitan counties with a high proportion of rural communities who top three of the lists. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No evidence to suggest that living in an urban environment exposes young people to unique risks with respect to drinking or drug use. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Analysis by school description of catchment area 2008
  11. 11. The 2008 sample <ul><li>Year 8 Year 10 All </li></ul><ul><li>12-13y 14-15y </li></ul><ul><li>Males 14,355 14,100 28,455 </li></ul><ul><li>Females 14,910 14,454 29,364 </li></ul><ul><li>All 29,265 28,554 57,819 </li></ul>Health warning: statistical significance
  12. 12. Where did the 2008 sample come from? <ul><li>Bristol, Cambridgeshire, Camden, Cumbria, Dudley, Durham, Essex, Gateshead, Greenwich, Haringey, Hertfordshire, Knowsley, Lambeth, Lancashire, N Yorkshire, Peterborough, Southampton, Sunderland, Swindon, Wiltshire </li></ul>
  13. 13. School description of catchment <ul><li>Proportion of pupils: Rural/suburban/urban/inner urban </li></ul><ul><li>If 50% or more rural = rural school </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils attending Rural schools N=11,224 </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils attending Urban schools N=18,957 </li></ul><ul><li>Rural schools less ethnically diverse, higher mean income </li></ul>
  14. 14. Smoking last week
  15. 15. Smoking last week in urban and rural schools  : n.s.  : p <0.01
  16. 16. Alcohol use
  17. 17. Alcohol use among Y10 pupils in urban and rural schools
  18. 18. More than 10 units a week
  19. 19. More than 10 units a week (Y10) in urban and rural schools
  20. 20. Drug use
  21. 21. Drug use among Year 10 pupils in rural and urban schools n.s.
  22. 22. Types of drugs used in rural and urban schools
  23. 23. Sources of advice about drugs in rural and urban schools Y10
  24. 24. Sexual health services Y10 in rural and urban schools
  25. 25. Bullied at school last year Y10 in rural and urban schools  : n.s.  : p <0.001
  26. 26. Carrying weapons Y10
  27. 27. Analysis by local authority
  28. 28. Urban and rural authorities <ul><li>Bristol , Cambridgeshire , Camden , Cumbria , Dudley , County of Durham, Essex, Gateshead , Greenwich , Haringey , Hertfordshire , Knowsley , Lambeth , Lancashire, N Yorkshire , Peterborough , Southampton , Stockport , Sunderland , Swindon , Wiltshire, Wirral </li></ul>
  29. 29. Repeat of 2006 analysis <ul><li>Analysis of drink and drugs by authority (London/other City councils/other councils) </li></ul><ul><li>Males Females </li></ul><ul><li>smoker drinker >10 u druguse smoker drinker >10 u druguse </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Rural Rural Rural Urban Urban Urban Urban </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Rural Urban Urban </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Rural Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Rural Rural Urban Urban Rural Urban Urban </li></ul><ul><li>Among males, whether rural or urban is not a great predictor of coming in the top 5 authorities for substance use </li></ul>
  30. 30. Analysis within one authority: secondary schools <ul><li> Pupils from urban schools were MORE likely to </li></ul><ul><li>Think that their school takes bullying seriously </li></ul><ul><li>Think that their views make a difference </li></ul><ul><li>Positive about a variety of aspects of school life * </li></ul><ul><li>Be working on a paper round * </li></ul><ul><li>Be driven to school </li></ul><ul><li>Get water easily at school </li></ul><ul><li>Know where to get free condoms </li></ul><ul><li>Year 10: if sexually experienced, have always used contraception </li></ul><ul><li> Pupils from rural schools were MORE likely to </li></ul><ul><li>Report being bullied in the last year * </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy school lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in voting for school elections * </li></ul><ul><li>Be earning </li></ul><ul><li>Be working in a hotel, bar or café * </li></ul><ul><li>Walk to school </li></ul><ul><li>Drink alcohol in the last week * </li></ul><ul><li>Year 10: have had sex </li></ul><ul><li>* a similar finding was found in 2006 </li></ul>
  31. 31. Conclusions
  32. 32. So...? <ul><li>Little evidence that YP in rural areas face any less of a challenge from substance use and ASB than those in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Higher use of smoking and alcohol in rural communities, maybe bullying </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics of specific communities more important than whether rural/urban in determining use (males) </li></ul><ul><li>Young people in rural areas less able to find support or information </li></ul>
  33. 33. References <ul><li>www.sheu.org.uk </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sheu.org.uk/publications/drinkanddrugs.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.sheu.org.uk/publications/drinkanddrugs07.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Published: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Young people and illegal drugs into 1998 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trends: Illegal Drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(forthcoming): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Young People into 2008 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Young People into 2009 </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. Still, there’s always the scenery...
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