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Table 3 Frequencies of alcohol consumption behaviours amongst secondary school children

From: An exploratory study of the relationship between parental attitudes and behaviour and young people's consumption of alcohol

   Frequency Percent
Have you ever had more than a sip or two of an alcoholic drink? Yes 4634 75.7
  No 1491 24.3
How old were you when you first had more than a sip or two of an alcoholic drink? (only answered if yes to 1) 10 or younger 1054 22.9
  11 1061 23.1
  12 917 19.9
  13 837 18.2
  14 520 11.3
  15 186 4.0
  16 23 .5
How many times have you drunk alcohol in the last four weeks? (only answered if yes to 1) Never 1508 33.1
  1-2 times 1767 38.8
  3-5 times 819 18.0
  6-9 times 267 5.9
  10-19 times 108 2.4
  20 or more times 85 1.9
In the last four weeks, how many times have you had five or more alcoholic drinks in a row? (only answered if yes to 1) Never 2847 62.7
  1-2 times 1042 22.9
  3-5 times 423 9.3
  6-9 times 134 2.9
  10-19 times 46 1.0
  20 or more times 52 1.1
Do you drink alcohol frequently, that is, at least once a week? (only answered if yes to 1) Yes 845 18.8
  No 3656 81.2
Have you ever been seriously drunk? (only answered if yes to 1) Yes 1739 39.4
  No 2677 60.6