Adolescent alcohol drinking in Hong Kong: a school-based survey
DSY Ho1, R Huang1, MP Wang2, WS Lo1, TH Lam1
1 School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong
2 School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong
1. In Hong Kong secondary 1 to 6 students, the prevalence of current drinking (past 30 days) was 21.5% overall (22.2% in boys and 20.8% in girls).
2. The prevalence of binge drinking in the past 30 days was 7.5% overall (8.3% in boys and 6.7% in girls).
3. Among various risk factors of adolescent drinking, parental pro-drinking practices, lack of parental disapproval of adolescent drinking, and adolescent positive expectation of alcohol drinking seem to be modifiable and can be targeted in interventions.
4. Adolescent drinking was associated with depressive symptoms, poor academic performance, and sleep problems.