What proportion of Australian school students aged 12-17 years drink at levels that increase their short-term risk of injury?
Approximately a third (32%) of Australian school students aged 12-17 years have ever drunk alcohol at levels that increased their short-term risk of alcohol-related injury. Eleven percent of students drank at short-term risky levels in the past fortnight; 17% did so in the past month; and 29% did so in the past year.
Source: Cancer Council Victoria (2016). Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, and over-the-counter and illicit substances in 2014.
Short-Term Risk of Alcohol-Related Injury: Current Australian alcohol guidelines state that drinking five or more standard drinks on any single occasion significantly increases short-term risk of alcohol-related injury.