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Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2011

Appendix 6: Risky drinking according to 2001 NHMRC Australian drinking guidelines

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Table 6A.1: Proportion of students drinking alcohol at a level that puts them at risk of short term harm (2001 drinking guidelines) by age and sex, Australia

Males: 7+ drinks
Females: 5+ drinks
Drank on one occasion in past week
12 yrs
(%)
13 yrs
(%)
14 yrs
(%)
15 yrs
(%)
16 yrs
(%)
17 yrs
(%)
Total
(%)
Males
0.6
0.5
1.8
6.3
9.3
16.1
5.1
Females
0.4
0.9
2.2
4.9
11.7
15.3
5.4
Total
0.5
0.7
2.0
5.6
10.5
15.7
5.3

Males: 7+ drinks
Females: 5+ drinks

Current drinkers# consumed on one occasion:
12 yrs
(%)
13 yrs
(%)
14 yrs
(%)
15 yrs
(%)
16 yrs
(%)
17 yrs
(%)
Total
(%)
Males
9.9
6.4
14.1
28.6
31.2
41.4
28.0
Females
8.7
10.8
20.8
27.1
41.6
44.5
33.1
Total
9.4
8.6
17.1
27.9
36.3
42.9
30.4

# Current drinkers: students who drank on any of the past seven days.

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