Key results 2015
For three of the eight key variables the Finnish results were in line with the ESPAD average. This is true for lifetime use of inhalants, lifetime use of tranquillisers or sedatives without prescription and cigarette use during the last 30 days. For the five remaining variables the results were all below average. In relative terms this was especially notable for lifetime use of cannabis, illicit drugs other than cannabis and NPS. In addition the results for the two alcohol measures were comparatively low, with prevalence rates at approximately two thirds of the ESPAD average. The overall impression is that Finland, in the ESPAD context, is primarily a low-prevalence country.
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