Alcohol and substance use among Japanese high school students.
In the first large-scale survey on the use of alcohol and tobacco and the inhalation of paint thinner by Japanese high school students, a higher percentage of respondents reported past or regular use of these substances than in a 1978 survey.
The survey was conducted in 44 high schools.
The 14,438 respondents (ages 15-18 years) represented 9 of Japan's 47 geographically distinct urban and rural prefectures.
Most (76%) reported that they had consumed alcohol at some time, and 50% reported drinking on a regular basis.
Alcohol consumption, drinking partners, and motivation for drinking were compared by student gender, geographic region, and years of education.
Fewer students reported smoking cigarettes : 32% had smoked at some time, and 14% smoked regularly.
Inhalation of paint thinner was rare : 3% had purposely inhaled it, and 1% had abused it.
A significant percentage of the alcohol drinkers also used tobacco and/or thinner, a tendency that was the same despite differences in gender, grade in high school, and urban or rural geographic region.
A tendency toward polysubstance use was evident among these high school students.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Substance toxicomanogène, Inhalation, Cigarette, Tabac, Epidémiologie, Japon, Asie, Adolescent, Homme, Prévalence, Enquête
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Drug of abuse, Inhalation, Cigarette, Tobacco, Epidemiology, Japan, Asia, Adolescent, Human, Prevalence, Inquiry
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Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 199608.