Sharp decline in youth drinking revealed in Sheffield report

A new report shows youth drinking has dropped dramatically over the last 15 years. Young people are now less likely to drink and, if they do, they start doing so later, drink less often and in smaller amounts.   Numbers of 11-15 year olds who have ever had a full alcoholic drink, fell by 17 per cent, from 61 per cent in 2002, to 44 per cent in 2016, a study by Sheffield researchers shows.
For eight to 12 year-olds, the number fell from 25 per cent to just four percent. 
And the proportion of 16-17 year-olds who had been binge drinking within the last week dropped from 30 per cent in 2002 to... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 20
Source: The Star
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