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The health and wellbeing of 12-15 year-old girls in Britain

The Schools Health Education Unit produce an annual report, currently at no. 27 in the series, The Young People into 2013 report. Data from over 34,000 girls in 507 schools across England are included. The newly published report ‘The health and wellbeing of 12-15 year-old girls’ draws on data from the annual report. The information given is based on consumption 7 days prior to the survey: In 2012, 85% (14-15 years) girls did not drink spirits; of the drinkers, 6% drank 1 measure and 2% drank 5+ measures. By comparison, in 1991, 87% (14-15 years) girls did not drink spirits; of the drinkers, 5% drank 1 measure and 3% drank 5+ measures. In 2012, of the 14-15 yr girl drinkers, 9% reported drinking more than 10 units of alcohol. By comparison, in 1986, of the 14-15 yr girl drinkers, 8% reported drinking more than 10 units of alcohol. In 2012, 10% (12-13 years) and 21% (14-15 years) girls reported drinking on only one of the last seven days. 4% (12-13 years) and 13% (14-15 years) girls reported drinking on more than one of the last seven days. 3% (12-13 years) and 12% (14-15 years) girls reported getting drunk on one of the last seven days. 1% (12- 13 years) and 5% (14-15 years) girls reported getting drunk on more than one of the last seven days. sheu.org.uk/content/page/health-and-wellbeing- 12-15-year-old-girls

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