Key results 2015

Of the eight key variables studied the Maltese students reported above-average levels on two of them. Alcohol use in the last 30 days and heavy episodic drinking in the last 30 days were reported more frequently in Malta (6 and 12 percentage points above average, respectively). On the other hand, last-30-day cigarette use, lifetime cannabis use and lifetime use of non-prescribed tranquillisers or sedatives were reported less frequently compared to the average for all countries. Levels of lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis, lifetime use of inhalants and lifetime use of NPS were very close to the ESPAD average. Apart from the higher results for the two alcohol measures Maltese students reported substance-use levels around or below the ESPAD average.

Country facts:
Area: 316 km2
Population: 405 000

Country contacts: 

Sharon Arpa 
Principal Investigator

Foundation for Social Welfare Services
212, Cannon Road
SVR 9034 Santa Venera
Tel: +356 2258 8936