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revised October 15, 2015
Student Health 2005: Gauging the health of Peel's youth

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  • Most Peel students have experimented with alcohol and did so at an early age. Two in every three (68%) students reported they had tried an alcoholic drink at some point in their lives. Of these, one in three (33%) had tried alcohol while they were in Grade 6 or before, and 70% had tried it before they entered Grade 9.
  • Seven per cent of students reported they drank once a week or more often.
  • Peel students who drank were also highly likely to have had at least one experience with binge drinking (five or more drinks on one occasion). Two in every five (40%) students who had ever tried alcohol reported this behaviour. Six per cent of students reported they went binge drinking at least once a week or more often.
  • In the 12 months before the survey, one in four (24%) of all Peel students reported they had either been a passenger with a driver who had been drinking alcohol or been unsure if the driver had ingested alcohol.

Chapter 3 - Tobacco, Alcohol, Marijuana and Other Drugs (PDF 164KB, 41 pages)

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