What proportion of Australian school students aged 12-17 years drink at levels that increase their short-term risk of injury?
In 2017, 44% of Australian school students aged 12-17 years had ever drunk alcohol at levels that increased their short-term risk of alcohol-related injury. Sixteen percent of students drank at short-term risky levels in the past fortnight; 23% did so in the past month; and 41% did so in the past year.
Source: Cancer Council Victoria (2018). ASSAD 2017 Statistics & Trends: Australian secondary school students' use of tobacco, alcohol, over-the-counter drugs, and illicit substances.
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.