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Table 2. Indicators of the Drinking Behavior of 15–Year–Olds Participating in the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Drugs (ESPAD)

Country

Percentage of 15–year–olds who:

Are drinkers

Binged 3 or more times in past 30 days*

Drank beer at least 3 times in past month*

Drank wine at least 3 times in past month*

Drank spirits at least 3 times in past month*

Consumption on the last occasion (in centiliters of pure ethanol)*

Average frequency of drinking in past 12 months* 

Bulgaria

82

13

33

17

27

6

10

Croatia

73

16

32

19

21

11

12

Cyprus

79

15

34

10

30

7

13

Czech Republic

94

18

43

19

30

9

20

Denmark

96

31

55

14

42

12

28

Estonia

89

16

28

15

9

8

12

Faroe Islands

75

20

33

7

31

13

15

Finland

86

21

20

6

10

14

13

Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

57

16

28

21

25

11

9

France

77

16

32

16

30

9

12\

Greece

94

10

37

18

31

6

19

Greenland

81

31

56

6

26

12

11

Hungary

80

15

15

16

24

7

9

Iceland

69

25

25

6

19

16

10

Ireland

89

35

39

9

38

17

24

Italy

75

n/a

41

25

20

7

12\

Latvia

88

16

34

15

14

7

11

Lithuania

91

10

31

16

11

8

12

Norway

78

31

22

8

26

13

12

Poland

82

38

34

10

11

10

15

Portugal

74

8

24

5

27

10

11

Romania

79

6

25

18

8

6

11

Russia (Moscow)

87

18

46

11

16

9

16

Slovak Republic

90

9

23

22

22

8

13

Slovenia

83

30

33

27

27

10

13

Sweden

83

20

25

10

24

12

12

Ukraine

81

12

27

20

21

7

10

United Kingdom

91

33

41

18

35

16

22

* Recalculated based on percentages of current drinkers, by G. Gmel.

NOTE: The ESPAD survey included 15–year–old male and female students.
SOURCE: Hibell et al. 2000. 

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