School children taking drugs once a month in England 2018, by age and gender

This statistic displays the proportion of school children who were taking drugs at least once a month in England, in 2018, by gender and age. In this year, 6.8 percent of boys and 6.4 percent of girls aged 15 years old took drugs at least once a month.

Proportion of school children who take drugs at least once a month in England in 2018, by gender and age

BoysGirls
11-12 years0.9%0.5%
13 years2.3%1.5%
14 years4.1%4.1%
15 years6.8%6.4%
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Source

Release date

August 2019

Region

United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2018

Number of respondents

12,105*

Age group

11-15 years

Method of interview

Questionnaire and personal interview

Supplementary notes

* Weighted bases: n (boys)=5,904, n (girls)=6,028

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