Cannabis consumption among youths in the Nordic countries 2015, by gender

This statistic shows the result of a survey on cannabis consumption among youths in the Nordic countries in 2015, by gender. That year, with a share of 15 percent, the majority of cannabis consumers were boys from Denmark, while the share of girls amounted only to ten percent. In total, the cannabis consumption rate in that country reached 12 percent and was highest out of all Nordic countries.

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Release date

January 2017


Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden

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Number of respondents

96,046 respondents*

Age group

15-16 years

Supplementary notes

The source does not provide the original wording of the question posed during the survey. The wording of the question chosen for this statistic may therefore differ slightly from the original.

* The number of respondents refers to the total European survey participants (35 countries). The number of respondents per country was as follows:
Denmark: n=1,670
Faroe Islands: n=511
Finland: n= 4049
Iceland: n=2,663
Norway: n=2,584
Sweden: n=2,554.

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