Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable agealco: Age of first alcohol drink - 15-year-olds

Literal Question

MQ22. At what age did you first do the following things?
A. Drink alcohol (more than a small amount)

Values Categories N
1 never 41336
 37.4%
2 11 years or younger 16802
 15.2%
3 12 years 13842
 12.5%
4 13 years 15692
 14.2%
5 14 years 14212
 12.8%
6 15 years 7886
 7.1%
7 16 years or older 868
 0.8%
0 Inap 38181

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 110638
Missing cases 95300
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 7.0
Mean 2.745
This variable is numeric

Notes

Source: Adapted from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs (ESPAD) 1995, 1999, 2003. HBSC survey 2001/02

Description: A measure of the age of initiation into smoking, drinking alcohol and drunkenness.

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