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Department of Children and Youth Affairs. (2012) State of the Nation’s Children: Ireland 2012. Dublin: Government Publications.

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Some of the key findings:

Cigarette smoking is significantly higher among Traveller children (HBSC Survey, 2010).

The percentage of children aged 10-17 who report never smoking has increased from 50.8% in 1998 to 73.5% in 2010 (HBSC Survey, 2010).

Traveller children are more likely to report being drunk at least once in the last 30 days (HBSC Survey, 2010).

The percentage of children aged 10-17 who report never having had an alcoholic drink increased from 40.0% in 2002 to 54.1% in 2010 (HBSC Survey, 2010).

Cannabis use is significantly higher among immigrant children, Traveller children and children with a disability and/or chronic illness (HBSC Survey, 2010).

Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, Cannabis, Tobacco / Nicotine
Date
2012
Pages
260 p.
Publisher
Government Publications
Corporate Creators
Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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