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Macedonia, FYR of

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Key results 2015

Of the eight key variables studied, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia scored below the ESPAD average on four. For example, students from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reported lower levels of last-30-day alcohol use and heavy episodic drinking. Lifetime use of cannabis and lifetime use of inhalants were reported by students in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia at rates equivalent to roughly one third of the overall average. Lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis and lifetime use of NPS were of the same magnitude as the ESPAD average, while cigarette use in the last 30 days and lifetime use of non-prescribed tranquillisers or sedatives were the two key measures more commonly reported by the students in this country, especially the latter of the two. With the exception of lifetime use of tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription, the overall impression for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is that levels of substance use were around or below the ESPAD average.

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Silvana Onceva 
Principal Investigator

Institute for Public Health
Vladimir Komarov 20/23
1000 Skopje
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