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Table 13 Consumption of cigarettes, alcohols and drugs

From: Psychosocial competencies and risky behaviours in Peru

  Age 15 Age 19
  % n % n
Alcohol consumption     
How often do you drink alcohol?     
Everyday 0.5 3 0.7 4
At least once a week 1.6 10 3.0 18
At least once a month 3.6 23 5.9 35
Only on special occasions 16.2 104 31.8 190
Hardly ever 13.1 84 29.1 174
I never drink alcohol 65.1 417 29.6 177
How much do you usually drink per day?     
I never drink alcohol 69.5 417 35.5 177
1 cup/glass or less 18.3 152 28.8 213
2 cups/glasses 6.5 38 13.2 76
3 cups/glasses or more 5.7 34 22.6 132
Have you ever been drunk for too much alcohol?     
Yes 11.5 68 35.2 211
No 88.5 522 64.8 388
Cigarettes consumption     
How old were you when you tried a cigarette for the first time?     
Average age NA 16.0   
How often do you smoke cigarettes now?     
Everyday 0.6 4 1.0 6
At least once a week 3.0 19 6.8 40
At least once a month 3.7 24 12.2 72
Hardly ever 14.0 90 27.1 160
I never smoke cigarettes 78.7 505 53.0 313
How many cigarettes do you usually smoke per day?     
I never smoke cigarettes 78.7 505 67.3 313
1 cigarette or less per day 18.5 119 27.1 248
2 to 5 cigarettes per day 2.3 15 5.0 27
6 or more per day 0.5 3 0.5 3
Drugs consumption     
Have you ever tried drugs?     
Yes 3.1 20 14.2 84
No 96.7 617 85.8 508
Sexual behaviours     
How old were you when you had sex for the first time?     
Average age NA   16
Ever had sex?     
Yes 19.4 109 67.2 391
No 80.6 453 32.8 191
Used condom on last sexual relation     
Yes 12.6 71 40.5 236
No 6.8 38 26.5 155
Never had sex 80.6 453 32.8 191
Criminal behaviours     
During the last 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon?     
Never 91.9 588 3.2 567
1 day 5.6 36 0.7 19
2 to 3 days 0.8 5 1.5 4
More than 4 days 1.7 11 94.7 9
Have you ever been member of a gang?     
Yes NA 5.5 33
No NA 94.5 565
Have you ever been arrested by the police for illegal behaviour?     
Yes NA 5.8 35
No NA 94.2 567
Have you ever been sentenced to spend time in a corrections institution?     
Yes NA 6.7 10
No NA 93.4 591