Key results 2015

Out of the eight key variables studied, Swedish students reported levels of substance use clearly below the ESPAD average on four of them. Alcohol use during the last 30 days and heavy episodic drinking during the same period of time were markedly lower (26 % versus 48 % and 22 % versus 35 %, respectively). Lifetime use of cannabis in Sweden was less than half of the ESPAD average (7 % versus 16 %). The Swedish students were also less likely to report cigarette use during the last 30 days. The results for lifetime use of tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription, lifetime use of inhalants and lifetime use of NPS in Sweden were more or less similar to the ESPAD average. To summarise, the Swedish students tended to report relatively limited levels of substance use in the ESPAD context.

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Area: 450000 km2
Population: 9,4 million

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Håkan Leifman 
Principal Investigator

Klara Norra Kyrkogata 34
10725 Stockholm
Tel: +46 8 412 4606

Ulf Guttormsson
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