The Electric Commentary

Friday, December 17, 2004

Boys, I'm very disappointed in you.

Via Drudge:

Teenage girls in Britain are binge drinking more than boys, turning the tables on a traditionally male practice, a study has shown.

Classified Motoring

More than a quarter of girls in the 15- to 16-year-old age group admitted to binge drinking.

The report, which looked at 35 countries, found that Britain had "exceptionally high levels of heavy drinking and illicit drug use" in the teenagers studied.

It also found that young Britons were high in the league table which measured how often they got drunk.

The analysis of more than 100,000 teenagers surveyed last year showed that 29 per cent of British girls binge drink, compared with 26 per cent of boys.

When the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs was first carried out in 1995, the figures were 24 per cent for boys and 20 for girls.


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