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Kelleher, Kevin and Houghton, Frank and Cowley, Hilary (2003) Teenage smoking, alcohol and drug use in the Mid-Western Health Board region 2002. Limerick: Mid-Western Health Board.

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For this survey the Mid-Western Health Board (MWHB) interviewed 2297 post-primary students from second year to pre-Leaving Cert from 69 schools in the mid-west region to estimate prevalence of alcohol, smoking and drug use. This was done using the 1999 ESPAD questionnaire. The survey showed that 61.3% of the students had smoked at least once in their life, with 30% classified as current smokers (smoked within the last 30 days). 90.2% of students had at least one drink in their lifetime, with 62.4% reporting drinking in the last 30 days. For illicit drugs, 39.4% of students reported lifetime experience of at least one drug, with cannabis (28.6%) and inhalants (21.3%) being the drugs most commonly used. The results from this survey are compared with a similar survey carried out by the MWHB in 1998 and the ESPAD survey in 1999.

Item Type
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AA2, TA14, VH4.2
76 p.
Mid-Western Health Board
Place of Publication
adolescent AOD use test, Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire for Adolescents, alcohol use test, illegal drug use, Ireland, local survey, Mid Western Health Board, smoking, Substance Abuse Attitude Survey, underage smoking
Contains tables, figures and bibliographic references.
Accession Number
HRB 2479 (Available)

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