Drugs at age 17 - Trends, use context and risk-ranking


Drugs at age 17

Tendances n° 49, OFDT, 4 p.
September 2006

The 2005 ESCAPAD survey (Survey on Health and Consumption on Call-up and Preparation for Defence Day) is the fifth nationwide survey of its kind to be organised. The survey completes the device introduced by OFTD in order to monitor usage throughout the adult population (the Baromètre Santé or "Health Barometer" organised under the scientific supervision of the Inpes), and the ESPAD project organised among the school-age population (the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs, in collaboration with the Inserm). It covers mainland France but also the overseas départements and local authorities, using the same methodology for each. The data from the 2005 survey was drawn from the replies of 29,393 young people in mainland France aged 17 years old at the time the survey was carried out. It makes it possible to describe trends over five years but also includes new questions concerning the context of alcohol and cannabis use, the driving of a motor vehicle under the influence and accidents related to the consumption of these products. Finally, thanks to the introduction of a new question, cannabis sourcing methods can now also be identified and recorded.

Authors :
François Beck, Stéphane Legleye, Stanislas Spilka

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