To understand how to find and interpret data on smoking, alcohol use and internet use, demonstration using relevant data from European counties will be designed. Users will be instructed to find the set of data on the smoking, alcohol, and internet use, and will be quizzed on understanding of the given data set, and interpretation of results.
In this exercise, imaginary data will be used, based on imaginary research: the most recent survey on alcohol use among youth was conducted in 2021. on a representative sample of 3568 respondents aged 14 to 17 years, both genders. Please study the data in the table to answer the questions that follow.
Table 1 Exercise data
|Prevalence (%)||Total sample||Males||Females||14-year olds||17-year olds|
Lifetime tobacco use
Last year tobacco use
Last month tobacco use
Lifetime alcohol use
Last year alcohol use
Last month alcohol use
Heavy episodic drinking among youth is a form of risk behaviour leading to serious immediate and long-term consequences. Find the data on 15 year-olds who have been drunk at least twice in the Spotlight on Adolescent Health and Well-Being Report (Inchley et al, 2020) and answer the following questions:
In this exercise, imaginary data will be used, based on imaginary research: the most recent survey on internet use among youth was conducted in 2020. on a representative sample of 4632 respondents aged 12 to 17 years, both genders (2027 males and 2425 females). The results obtained on Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS) are presented in the table. CUIS is a 14-item scale used to assess signs that can lead to Problematic Internet Use (Meerkerk et al., 2009). The questions are answered using a 5-point Likert scale ranging from “never” to “very often” and has a theoretical value range of 0-54. The cut-off score for problematic use on the CIUS scale is 28. Please study the data in the table and answer the questions that follow.
Table 2 Exercise data
|Total sample||Males||Females||12-year olds||17-year olds|
M – means, SD – standard deviation