Please note that a slightly amended version of Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England: Findings by region, 2006 to 2008, has been made available on this page on 28 January 2010.
This was in order to correct the units of Table 5 on page 8 of this report. The units were incorrectly labelled as '%' and have been revised to 'Units of alcohol'.
The NHS IC and the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) apologises for any inconvenience caused.
The survey of smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England (SDD) has been carried out annually by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) since 2000. It is commissioned by the NHS Information Centre, with support from the Home Office; the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) also has an interest in the statistics.
This note presents key survey findings by Government Office Region, for secondary school pupils in years 7 to 11 (mostly aged 11 to 15). Results are based on data from the three most recent survey years, 2006 to 2008, combined and weighted to be regionally representative.