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Moldova, Republic of

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Key results 2015

Students in Moldova reported lower rates for all but two of the eight key variables studied. The two measures where the results were above the ESPAD average were alcohol use in the last 30 days (56 % versus 48 %) and heavy episodic drinking during the same period of time (41 % versus 35 %). Lifetime use of cannabis was only 4 % in Moldova, which is clearly below the overall average of 16 %. Cigarette use in the last 30 days was 9 % among the students in Moldova, which is only half of the average for all countries. The results for lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis, lifetime use of tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription, lifetime use of inhalants and lifetime use of NPS all indicated relatively low levels of substance use. In the ESPAD context, apart from alcohol, substance use among students in Moldova appears to be relatively moderate.

Country facts:
Area: 33800 km2
Population: 3,6 million

Country contacts: 

Mihail Ciocanu 
Principal Investigator

National Center of Health Management
3, A.Cosmescu str.
Chisinau 2019
tel: +373 22727386

Igor Condrat 
Contact Person

National Center of Health Management
3, A.Cosmescu str.
Chisinau 2019
tel: +373 22797375