The social survey, Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England in 2009, provides national estimates of the proportions of young people aged 11 to 15 who have smoked, tried alcohol or taken drugs. The report considers the attitude of school children towards smoking, drinking and drug use, and explores the links between other factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, truancy and exclusion.
As well as collecting data on smoking, drinking and drug use, the 2009 survey focused on gathering detailed information about drug use, including:
Key findings from the report:
The report, which is available for download from this page, was carried out by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) on behalf of the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care, the Home Office and the Department. Researchers contacted a sample of 7674 pupils, in Years 7 to 11, from 247 schools in England in Autumn 2009.
Annual report commissioned by the NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care, the Home Office and the Department.
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