Among all groups, the proportion of school pupils who have ever had an alcoholic drink has decreased again since 2013. However, there has been an increase in the proportion of 13-year-old girls and boys who reported being drunk in the last week.
Trends in drinking in the last week, by age and gender (1990-2015)
Long term trends
Drinking in the last week has fluctuated since 1990 but has been decreasing, for the most part, since 2002. After a large decrease in prevalence between 2010 and 2013, drinking in the last week has remained unchanged between 2013 and 2015, with the exception of a small decrease among 15 year old boys: 19% drank in the last week in 2013, compared with 16% in 2015.