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Figure GPS-3. Last 30 days prevalence of cannabis use among youth (aged 15–24)


Data are from the most recent national surveys available in each country (see General population survey tables, EMCDDA Statistical bulletin 2011).

Some countries use a slightly different age range to the EMCDDA standard age range for young adults. Variations in age ranges may slightly influence disparities between countries.

The most recent General population surveys reported by the Czech Republic display a wide variation in results, the reason for which is being explored, but may be due to differing sampling methods.  The data is provided for information, but given the lack of comparability between surveys should be treated with caution.

Belgium: 2008; 15–24 yrs n =1210

Bulgaria: 2008; 15–24 yrs n=1087

Czech Republic: 2009; 15–24 yrs n=275

Denmark: 2010; 16–24 yrs n=1671

Germany: 2009; 18–24 yrs n=n.a.

Estonia: 2008; 15–24 yrs n=243

Ireland: 2006/07; 15–24 yrs n=n.a.

Greece: 2004; 15–24 yrs n=1785

Spain: 2009; 15–24 yrs n=n.a.

France: 2005; 15–24 yrs n=4662

Italy: 2008; 15–24 yrs n=3475

Cyprus: 2009; 15–24 yrs n=982

Latvia: 2007; 15–24 yrs n=1855

Lithuania: 2008; 15–24 yrs n=1165

Hungary: 2007; 18–24 yrs n=433

Netherlands: 2005; 15–24 yrs n=n.a.

Austria: 2008; 15–24 yrs n=2085

Poland: 2006; 15–24 yrs n=1135

Portugal: 2007; 15–24 yrs n=2211

Romania: 2007; 15-24 yrs n=1060

Slovakia: 2006; 15–24 yrs n=287

Finland: 2006; 15–24 yrs n=654

Sweden: 2010; 16–24 yrs n=1023

UK (E&W): 2009/10; 16–24 yrs n=3429

Norway: 2009; 15–24 yrs n=390

Related links:

Statistical bulletin 2006: Figure GPS-3

Statistical bulletin 2007: Figure GPS-3

Statistical bulletin 2008: Figure GPS-3

Statistical bulletin 2009: Figure GPS-3

Statistical bulletin 2010: Figure GPS-3

See also Table GPS-0

See also 'General notes for interpreting data' on the Explanatory notes and help page.


Reitox national reports 2010, taken from population surveys, reports or scientific articles.


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