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Figure EYE-1. Cannabis prevalence rates, ESPAD 2011

Part (i) Decreasing lifetime prevalence of cannabis use among 15–16 year old school students over the five rounds of the ESPAD survey

 
 
Country19951999200320072011
France35383139
Belgium (Flanders)312424
Italy1925272321
Netherlands282827
United Kingdom4135382925
Germany (5 Bundesl)282019
Ireland3732392018
Denmark17242318

Notes:

Caution is required comparing figures due to methodological limitations. For methods and definitions see Methods and definitions: youth and the schools population.

ESPAD 2007 and 2011 data for Belgium refer only to Flanders. ESPAD 2007 Germany figures are based in seven regions only (Bavaria, Brandenburg, Berlin, Hesse, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Saarland and Thuringia). ESPAD 2011 Germany figures are based in only five out of sixteen federal states (Bundesländer). 2011 data for the United Kingdom and 2007 data for Denmark are based on small proportions of the schools sampled.

Sources:

ESPAD (The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs) is coordinated by the Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAN)

Country 1995 1999 2003 2007 2011
France   35 38 31 39
Belgium (Flanders)     31 24 24
Italy 19 25 27 23 21
Netherlands     28 28 27
United Kingdom 41 35 38 29 25
Germany (5 Bundesl)     28 20 19
Ireland 37 32 39 20 18
Denmark 17 24 23   18

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