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Alcohol intake among 15 year olds in Europe in 2018, by gender

In 2018, it was found that 57 percent of girls and 62 percent of boys aged 15 years old in Denmark had consumed alcohol recently prior to the survey, the highest share across all European countries. On the other hand, 13 percent of girls and 12 percent of boys aged 15 years in Iceland reported alcohol use, the lowest share in Europe.

Share of 15 year olds who had consumed alcohol in the last 30 days in Europe as of July 2018, by gender

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

September 2017 to July 2018

Number of respondents


Age group

15 years

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Supplementary notes

Source: Young people were asked on how many occasions they had drunk alcohol in the last 30 days. Response options ranged from never to 30 or more days. Findings presented here show the proportions who had drunk alcohol in the last 30 days.
* The study protocol requires that each HBSC country or region should aim to survey around 1500 young people from the three age groups (approximately 4500 in total).

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