Key results 2015

For two of the eight key variables Danish students reported considerably higher prevalence rates compared to the ESPAD average. One variable was alcohol use in the last 30 days (73 % versus 48 %) and the other was heavy episodic drinking during the last 30 days (56 % versus 35 %). For the six remaining variables, the Danish students reported lower prevalence rates compared to the average country. Lifetime use of cannabis and lifetime use of tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription were 4 percentage points lower than the ESPAD average, while the differences for the remaining key variables were smaller. Hence, the most striking thing about Denmark is that the alcohol use reported is extensive while the other variables tended to be below the ESPAD average.

Country facts:
Area: 43100 km2
Population: 5,5 million

Country contacts: 

Ola Ekholm
National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark
Studiestræde 6 - 1455 Copenhagen K
Tel. +45 6550 7772