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Alcohol consumption in Polish middle and high school pupils – has this rapidly increased during 2009–11?
 
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Department of Hygiene, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland
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Chair and Department of Facility Management Organizations in Health Care, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
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Department of Molecular Biology and Translational Research, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland
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Department of Medical Biology and Translational Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Information Technology and Management, Rzeszów, Poland
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Department of Mother and Child Health, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
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Department of Informatics and Health Statistics, Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland
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University School of Physical Education, Poznan, Poland
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
Paulina Wojtyła-Buciora   

Department of Hygiene, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
 
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2014;21(3):552–556
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ABSTRACT
Introduction:
The dynamic rise of alcohol consumption in adolescents is a matter of serious concern, requiring frequently updated monitoring. By such means, it is possible to optimise preventative measures for dealing with this problem.

Objective:
To estimate the magnitude/amount and frequency of alcohol consumed by middle and high school pupils in Poland, including the circumstances when alcohol was first drunk.

Material and Methods:
A randomised survey was performed throughout Poland on middle school (junior high school) pupils, (n=9360) in 2009, followed by both middle and high school pupils in 2011 (n=7971). The questionnaire was devised by the Polish Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS).

Results:
A strikingly sharp increase in alcohol consumption (29%) was observed in subjects between 2009 – 2011. In the latter year, 1 month prior to survey, respectively, 50% and 71% of middle school and high school pupils drank alcohol, and correspondingly, 36% and 63% of these pupils ever became intoxicated/drunk.

 
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