Alcohol Abuse in High School Students in Buenos Aires City

The purpose of this study is to characterize the prevalence of the use and abuse of alcohol in high school students in Buenos Aires City. During October 2014, 2870 surveys were collected on a representative sample, probabilistic and two-stages type, of the population of young people in both public and private high schools. The results show that 66.9 % of the students consume alcohol at some point in their life and that the average age of their first consumption is 13.7 years old. Alcohol abuse accounts for the 81.9% of the consumption within the last 30 days the study was conducted.

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