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Underage Drinking and the Illegal Purchase of Alcohol

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UNDERAGE DRINKING AND THE ILLEGAL PURCHASE OF ALCOHOL

FOOTNOTES

1. For the frequency of drinking scale the ordering of the frequency items makes a difference. To obtain the closest correlation, 'special occasions' is treated as the least frequent item below 'hardly ever'.

2. Correlation coefficient of 0.567

3. Significant to p = 0.001

4. White, H.R., and Labouvie, E.W. (1989) "Towards the assessment of adolescent problem drinking" in Journal of Studies in Alcohol vol.50 pp30-37

5. Never: 0; Once or twice: 1; 3 or 4 times: 2; 5 times or more: 3)

6. 'Ever' at Sweep 1, and 'In the past 12 months' for Sweeps 2 - 4.