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Australian secondary school students' use of alcohol in 2002 - Monograph Series No 55

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This Monograph describes the results of the seventh national survey on the use of alcohol by Australian secondary school students. The survey was conducted in 2002 in each State and Territory. This report is based on data collected from 23,417 male and female students aged 12-17 years surveyed in 363 schools.

Report prepared by the Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer at The Cancer Council Victoria for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

This publication is available on the National Library's Australian Government Web Archive.

Erratum: Monograph No. 55 - The years 1996 and 1999 in the first paragraph of Section 3.7.2 Changes in the type of alcohol consumed between 1999 and 2002 on page 23 are incorrect. The first paragraph should read:

The type of drinks secondary school students consumed in 1999 differed from the type of alcohol consumed in 2002. Specifically, in 2002, fewer students were drinking beer (both males and females, and among both younger and older students), while more were drinking premixed drinks such as alcoholic sodas, and this increase was significant among females. In addition, while the proportion of older and younger males drinking spirits in an un-premixed form had not changed between 1999 and 2002, fewer older females consumed this type of alcohol in 2002 than in 1999.

As of 17 December 2004, this document has been amended to reflect the change.

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