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Global School-based Student Health Survey gshs_logo
Jamaica
2010 Fact Sheet

Results for Students Aged 13-15 Years Total Boys Girls
Alcohol Use
Percentage of students who drank at least one drink containing alcohol on one or more of the past 30 days 52.5
(48.2-56.9)
57.8
(53.3-62.3)
47.1
(41.0-53.2)
Among students who had a drink of alcohol (other than a few sips), the percentage who had their first drink of alcohol before age 14 years 80.2
(74.4-85.0)
84.6
(81.7-87.1)
74.3
(63.4-82.9)
Percentage of students who drank so much alcohol that they were really drunk one or more times during their life 35.3
(28.4-42.8)
43.5
(35.9-51.5)
27.0
(20.1-35.4)
Drug Use
Among students who ever used drugs, the percentage who first used drugs before age 14 years 79.9
(74.0-84.7)
77.0
(69.9-82.8)
85.7
(73.1-92.9)
Protective Factors
Percentage of students who missed classes or school without permission on one or more of the past 30 days 38.3
(30.5-46.7)
41.3
(33.0-50.1)
34.9
(27.2-43.5)
Percentage of students whose parents or guardians understood their problems and worries most of the time or always during the past 30 days 31.9
(27.2-37.1)
31.7
(26.4-37.6)
32.2
(21.6-45.1)
Percentage of students whose parents or guardians really knew what they were doing with their free time most of the time or always during the past 30 days 40.4
(36.3-44.6)
37.6
(33.4-42.0)
43.6
(35.8-51.8)
Violence and Unintentional Injury
Percentage of students who were in a physical fight one or more times during the past 12 months 50.1
(42.9-57.2)
60.5
(52.9-67.5)
39.2
(31.8-47.1)
Percentage of students who were seriously injured one or more times during the past 12 months 59.6
(52.1-66.8)
63.7
(55.5-71.1)
55.4
(46.7-63.8)
Percentage of students who were bullied on one or more days during the past 30 days 40.2
(34.5-46.1)
40.3
(33.5-47.6)
39.1
(32.0-46.6)

 

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