DMHDS

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DMHDSDunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study
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As shown in Table 2, by the mid to late teenage years girls are more likely to smoke than boys, according to DMHDS figures (Silva and Stanton 1996:189).
Table 2 Recent Use (within a month) of Substances by Children under 15 (% of DMHDS sample) Substance Age Males Females Tobacco 9 3 2 11 6 7 13 11 9 15 21 33 Alcohol 9 47 45 11 43 39 13 46 45 Inhalants 13 2.5 1.2 15 3.2 5.8 18 2.1 1.8 Hard drugs 13 0.3 0.3 15 3.4 2.6 18 8.6 4.0
At age 13, 0.8% of males and 1.3% of females in the DMHDS sample were recent users of cannabis (Silva and Stanton 1996:192).
At ages 9, 11 and 13, DMHDS figures for alcohol consumption by girls and boys were similar (Table 2).
Unsafe sexual behaviour - multiple partners and never using condoms - was reported by 9.3% of the DMHDS sample, more males than females (Silva and Stanton 1996:232).
This may be due to the reliable and valid measures taken during early DMHDS assessments, when there was an emphasis placed on family relations and the well-being of the mother.