Usual frequency of drug use by school children in England 2018, by gender

This statistic displays the usual frequency of drug use among school children aged 11 to 15 in England, in 2018, by gender. In this year, 2.5 percent of boys and 2.6 percent of girls said they have taken drugs in the last year but they have only ever taken them once.

Usual frequency of drug use by school children (aged 11-15) who have taken drugs in England in 2018, by gender

BoysGirls
Most days 0.6%0.3%
At least once a week 0.8%0.6%
Once or twice a month 1.7%1.9%
At least once a month 3.2%2.8%
A few times a year 2.3%2.9%
Once a year or less often 1.4%1.4%
Taken drugs in last year but only ever taken drugs once 2.5%2.6%
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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; (girls)= 6,028

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