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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS): Alcohol Report 2015

Published: 25 Oct 2016
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781786525321

This report presents the alcohol findings from the 2015 wave of the Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS).

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Contents
Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS): Alcohol Report 2015
Appendix B: Base Tables

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Appendix B: Base Tables

Table B.1 Bases for Figure 2.2 Proportion of pupils who have ever had a drink, by sex and age (1990-2015)

All 13 year old boys All 13 year old girls All 15 year old boys All 15 year old girls
1990 321 339 340 318
1992 380 348 292 332
1994 346 339 311 330
1996 314 302 318 276
1998 303 314 561 552
2000 624 582 592 571
2002 6027 6274 5278 5271
2004 1810 1736 1672 1742
2006 5821 5834 5649 5451
2008 2655 2710 2310 2337
2010 9788 9532 9118 8746
2013 8703 8657 8203 8047
2015 6271 6529 5592 5568

Table B.2 Bases for Figure 2.3 Proportion of pupils who drank in the last week, by sex and age (1990-2015)

  All 13 year old boys All 13 year old girls All 15 year old boys All 15 year old girls
1990 321 340 343 318
1992 381 348 294 332
1994 346 340 311 330
1996 315 302 317 275
1998 301 313 561 553
2000 620 579 591 571
2002 5943 6202 5229 5243
2004 1776 1721 1649 1729
2006 5886 5871 5687 5479
2008 2604 2665 2269 2320
2010 9715 9469 9085 8718
2013 8668 8616 8181 8028
2015 6185 6451 5506 5488

Table B.3: Bases for Figure 2.4 Proportion of pupils, who have ever had a drink, who have ever been drunk, by sex and age (2002-2015)

  13 year old boys who have ever had a drink 13 year old girls who have ever had a drink 15 year old boys who have ever had a drink 15 year old girls who have ever had a drink
2002 4091 4359 4557 4716
2004 1184 1189 1411 1553
2006 3243 3341 4614 4711
2008 1305 1325 1814 1908
2010 4074 3893 6724 6787
2013 2623 2510 5346 5654
2015 1708 1557 3465 3627

Table B.4: Bases for Figure 2.5 Proportion of pupils who have had a drink in the last week, who had been drunk in the same period, by age and sex (2006-2015)

13 year old boys who drank in the last 7 days 13 year old girls who drank in the last 7 days 15 year old boys who drank in the last 7 days 15 year old girls who drank in the last 7 days
2006 752 840 1957 2009
2008 268 313 685 671
2010 1297 1191 2959 2900
2013 329 339 1384 1484
2015 215 227 873 962

Table B.5: Bases for Figure 2.6 Mean age at which 15 year old pupils who have ever had a drink, first had an alcoholic drink and first got drunk (2008-2015)

  15 year olds who have ever had a drink (age first drank) 15 year olds who have ever had a drink (age first got drunk)
2008 3612 2651
2010 13375 9738
2013 10075 7098
2015 6100 4127

Table B.6: Bases for Figure 3.4 Successful off-trade (shop, supermarket or off-licence) alcohol purchase attempts in the last 4 weeks among those who have ever had a drink, by age and sex (2006-2015)

  13 year old boys who have ever had a drink 13 year old girls who have ever had a drink 15 year old boys who have ever had a drink 15 year old girls who have ever had a drink
2006 3155 3273 4519 4643
2008 1267 1305 1783 1897
2010 3940 3840 6625 6761
2013 2515 2425 5257 5610
2015 1664 1550 3399 3622

Table B.7: Bases for Figure 3.5 Successful on-trade (pub, bar or club) alcohol purchase attempts in the last 4 weeks among those who have ever had a drink, by age and sex (2006-2015)

  13 year old boys who have ever had a drink 13 year old girls who have ever had a drink 15 year old boys who have ever had a drink 15 year old girls who have ever had a drink
2006 3115 3272 4503 4635
2008 1266 1304 1793 1906
2010 3906 3819 6598 6742
2013 2496 2409 5242 5596
2015 1662 1544 3388 3624

Table B.8: Bases for Figure 3.6 Proportion of pupils who have ever had alcohol who have asked someone else to buy alcohol for them in the last 4 weeks, by age and sex (2006-2015)

  13 year old boys who have ever had a drink 13 year old girls who have ever had a drink 15 year old boys who have ever had a drink 15 year old girls who have ever had a drink
2006 3208 3312 4583 4687
2008 1274 1304 1777 1901
2010 3917 3814 6616 6737
2013 2534 2439 5294 5632
2015 1686 1548 3425 3599

Table B.9: Bases for Figure 4.1 Acceptability of trying an alcoholic drink, by age and gender (2006-2015)

  All 13 year old boys All 13 year old girls All 15 year old boys All 15 year old girls
2006 5382 5558 5343 5309
2008 2430 2578 2202 2304
2010 9056 9137 8678 8552
2013 8074 8311 7793 7822
2015 6075 6482 5390 5465

Table B.10: Bases for Figure 4.2 Acceptability of trying getting drunk, by age and gender (2006-2015)

  13 year old boys who have ever had a drink 13 year old girls who have ever had a drink 15 year old boys who have ever had a drink 15 year old girls who have ever had a drink
2006 5374 5556 5328 5296
2008 2432 2584 2215 2304
2010 9059 9143 8675 8547
2013 8081 8309 7790 7809
2015 5390 5465 5377 5451

Table B.11: Bases for Figure 4.5 Amount learned about alcohol at school, by age (2015)

All 13 year olds All 15 year olds
The risks to your health from alcohol 12282 10731
The effects that drinking alcohol can have on other areas of your life 12258 10712
That your ability to make decisions can be affected by drinking alcohol 12238 10707
That people's views about smoking, drinking and taking drugs can be affected by the things their friends say or do 12231 10682

Table B.12: Bases for Figure 4.6 Proportion of pupils who drank in the last week, by how much they said they had learned about alcohol topics at school (2015)

The risks to your health from alcohol

  13 year olds 15 year olds
A lot 6207 5323
A little 3553 3511
Not much/not at all 1399 1107

The effects that drinking alcohol can have on other areas of your life

  13 year olds 15 year olds
A lot 5673 5063
A little 3610 3449
Not much/not at all 1625 1322

That your ability to make decisions can be affected by drinking alcohol

  13 year olds 15 year olds
A lot 5499 5129
A little 3526 3391
Not much/not at all 1763 1263

That people's views about smoking, drinking and taking drugs can be affected by the things their friends say or do

  13 year olds 15 year olds
A lot 5552 4909
A little 3463 3402
Not much/not at all 1637 1373

Table B.13: Bases for Figure 4.7 Confidence in health and wellbeing choices, by age (2015)

  All 13 year olds All 15 year olds
Having the information you need to make the right choices about your health and wellbeing 12142 10626
Saying no to doing something that you don't want to do 12115 10606
Knowing where to go for information and support about substance related issues 12076 10577
Avoid getting into risky situations due to alcohol 12066 10591

Table B.14: Bases for Figure 4.8 Proportion of pupils who drank in the last week, by confidence in future health and wellbeing choices (2015)

Having the information you need to make the right choices about your health and wellbeing

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Very confident 6024 4300
Fairly confident 4543 4795
Not very/not at all confident 531 788

Saying no to doing something that you don't want to do

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Very confident 7363 6181
Fairly confident 3097 3099
Not very/not at all confident 625 605

Knowing where to go for information and support about substance related issues

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Very confident 5421 3868
Fairly confident 4305 4278
Not very/not at all confident 1113 1575

Avoid getting into risky situations due to alcohol

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Very confident 7391 5289
Fairly confident 2963 3669
Not very/not at all confident 555 834

Table B.15: Bases for Figure 5.1 Proportion of pupils who drank in the last week, by family variables (2015)

Family status

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Single parent 2546 2444
Step parent 1004 971
Both parents 8580 7162

Maternal awareness

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Median and above 3849 4587
Below median 8386 6155

Paternal awareness

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Median and above 4452 5193
Below median 7179 4936

Family communication

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Likely to talk 11133 9018
Not likely to talk 1378 1896

Caring responsibilities

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Yes 1455 949
No 10868 9962

Table B.16: Bases for Figure 5.2 Whether a pupil is allowed to drink at home, by whether a pupil has ever been drunk (2015)

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Always 92 545
Sometimes 2131 4837
Never 1013 1709

Table B.17: Bases for Figure 5.3 Proportion of pupils who drank in the last week, by friend variables (2015)

Number of friends

  13 year olds 15 year olds
0 190 261
1 417 426
2 1349 1452
3+ 10068 8465

Age of friends

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Older 492 523
Younger 179 183
Same aged 8086 6938
Mixed 3279 2952

Number of evenings spent with friends

  13 year olds 15 year olds
None 1209 1098
1-2 evenings 3315 3352
3-4 evenings 3889 3564
5+ evenings 2339 1669

Own cash to spend per week

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Less than £5 2848 1581
£5-£20 6602 5157
More than £20 2705 3873

Table B.18: Proportion of 13 year olds who drank in the last week, by weekly activities (2015) - Percentages (Figure 5.4)

  Weekly Less than weekly
Playing sport 3% 5%
Going to a gig or concert 11% 3%
Doing a hobby 3% 5%
Hanging out in the street 7% 2%
Reading books 3% 5%
Do nothing 6% 3%

Table B.19: Proportion of 15 year olds who drank in the last week, by weekly activities (2015) - Percentages (Figure 5.4)

  Weekly Less than weekly
Reading books 12% 19%
Hanging out in the street 27% 11%
Doing a hobby 14% 20%
Going to a gig or concert 47% 48%
Going to a friend's home 21% 10%

Table B.20: Proportion of 13 year olds who drank in the last week, by weekly activities (2015) - Bases (Figure 5.4)

  Weekly Less than weekly
Playing sport 8629 3509
Going to a gig or concert 687 11381
Doing a hobby 7260 4835
Hanging out in the street 4602 7481
Reading books 5694 6466
Do nothing 2694 9025

Table B.21: Proportion of 15 year olds who drank in the last week, by weekly activities (2015) - Bases (Figure 5.4)

  Weekly Less than weekly
Reading books 3472 7163
Hanging out in the street 3621 6987
Doing a hobby 5513 5082
Going to a gig or concert 820 9772
Going to a friend's home 6969 3642

Table B.22: Bases for Figure 5.5 Proportion of pupils who drank in the last week, by school variables (2015)

How much do you like school at the moment?

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Like it a lot 2872 1537
Like it a little 5948 4959
Not very much 1901 2395
Not at 1097 1589

Feeling pressured by schoolwork

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Never 1967 634
Sometimes 7188 4381
A lot of the time 2596 5427

Exclusion

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Has been excluded 1092 10546
Has not been excluded 231 3503

Truanting

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Not at all 7812 6025
1-3 times 2699 2579
4-10 times 725 998
More than 10 times 358 690

Post-school expectations

  13 year olds 15 year olds
University 7166 6085
FE college 1356 1649
Apprenticeship 315 860
Working 1225 881

Table B.23: Bases for Figure 5.6 Proportion of pupils who drank in the last week, by inequalities and geography variables (2015)

Self-rated health

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Good 11039 9043
Fair 1411 1720
Bad 212 336

Illness or disability

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Yes 1736 1889
No 10415 8742

Over SDQ score

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Normal 8078 6485
Borderline 1546 1748
Abnormal 1479 1661

WEMWBS Score

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Below average 1370 1834
Average 7739 7227
Above average 1954 1151

SIMD

  13 year olds 15 year olds
1-most deprived 2232 2012
2 2744 2408
3 2154 1714
4 3074 2639
5- least deprived 2534 2355

Urban/rural classification

  13 year olds 15 year olds
Urban 10672 9251
Rural 2066 1877

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