Key results 2015
Out of the eight key variables studied, students in the Netherlands scored notably higher on two of them. The remaining six were either on the same level as or at least close to the ESPAD average. The most notable difference was for lifetime use of cannabis, which was reported by 22 % of the Dutch students, compared to the overall average of 16 %. Heavy episodic drinking was also above the overall average (39 % versus 35 %). Reported cigarette use in the last 30 days, alcohol use in the last 30 days, lifetime use of illicit drugs other than cannabis and lifetime use of NPS, however, were more or less in line with the ESPAD average. To conclude, the results for the Netherlands indicate prevalence rates relatively close to the ESPAD average, with lifetime use of cannabis as the most notable exception.
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