One-hundred-and-twenty-five high school pupils aged 14-17 years had completed anonymous questionnaires dealing with smoking habits and alcohol consumption, as well as with the knowledge and attitudes towards drug addiction.
Twenty-four per cent of the pupils smoked regularly ; the age of onset of smoking was 13.93 ± 1.53 years.
Thirty-one per cent of the pupils admitted to the regular drinking of alcoholic beverages (including beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages) ; the age of onset of drink was 14.65 ± 0.79 years.
The pupils'knowledge concerning drugs was relatively low (scoring of 37.78 ± 16.87 per cent).
Pupils in the 16-17-year age group proved to have the highest knowledge.
Pupils who used to take drugs received a higher score for their knowledge than other pupils in their classes.
Most pupils presented conservative attitudes towards drugs ; pupils in the 16-17-year age group received the highest (most liberal) scores ; higher (liberal) scores correlated with parental familial status (cohesion) (P=0.029) and inversely correlated with the behavior marks (r=0.294 ; P=0.03).
The attitude of addicted pupils (to cigarettes, alcohol and drugs) was more liberal in comparison with their peers (P<0.003).
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Adolescent, Homme, Israël, Asie, Attitude, Epidémiologie, Tabagisme, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Adolescent, Human, Israel, Asia, Attitude, Epidemiology, Tobacco smoking, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0295243
Code Inist : 002B03D. Création : 199608.