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Alcohol Consumption by Secondary School Pupils

07 May 2013 | By Inserm (Newsroom) | France

The Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH), published on 07 May by The French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (Institut de veille sanitaire – InVS) focused on alcohol consumption by adolescents between the first and last class of secondary school (in 2010 and 2011).

Alcohol is the psychoactive substance that is experimented with earliest in adolescence, often in a family setting. Consequently, 59% of pupils in the first form of secondary school admitted consuming alcohol, and the frequency increases during secondary school years, until it reaches 83% of pupils in the fifth form, then 93% of pupils in the sixth form.

Read the press release produced through the coordination between the study “NutriNet-Santé”, Unité de Recherche en Epidémiologie Nutritionnelle (UREN) (Research on Nutritional Epidemiology) Inserm/INRA/CNAM/University of Paris 13 on the occasion of an article published in the BEH concerning the demographic, socio-economic, dietary, lifestyle and health habits associated with the consumption of alcoholic drinks.

For more information about alcohol consumption among secondary school pupils in France, please contact Emmanuelle Godeau.

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Emmanuelle Godeau
Unité Inserm 1027 “Épidémiologie et analyses en santé publique : risques, maladies chroniques et handicaps » rf.esuoluot-ca@uaedog.elleunammE

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