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Gavin, Aoife and De Roiste, Aingeal and Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (2008) HBSC Ireland: age related patterns in alcohol consumption among Irish children. Galway: National University of Ireland.

URL: http://www.lenus.ie/hse/handle/10147/79558

This short report presents a brief analysis of alcohol use among Irish schoolchildren by age and gender. This short report includes data taken from the following HBSC Ireland questions:

 ‘At present how often do you drink anything alcoholic, such as beer, wine, spirits, alcopopsor cider?’ with response options for each everyday; every week; every month; rarely;never.

 ‘Have you ever had so much alcohol that you were really drunk?’ with response options – no,never

 ‘At what age did you first get drunk?’ with response options never;11 years old or less; 12years old; 13 years old; 14 years old; 15 years old; 16 years or older.

 ‘At what age did you first drink alcohol (more than just a small amount)?’ with response options never; 11 years old or less; 12 years old; 13 years old; 14 years old; 15 years old; 16 years or older.


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