ASSAD Tranquilliser use


    Tranquilliser use: ever, last year, last month, last week, ACT Secondary Students aged 12-17 years, 1996-2017


    In 2017, 21.6% of secondary students surveyed reported that they had ever used tranquillisers other than for medical reasons, with 14.3% reporting use in the last year, 4.5% reporting use in the last month and 3.2% reporting use in the last week.

    Tranquillisers include sleeping tablets, sedatives or benzodiazepines such as Valium, Xanax, Mogadon, Diazepam, Temazepam, Serepax or Rohypnol.

    Please note that this indicator was updated in 2022 and replaces all previous versions. 

    The 2005 estimate for using tranquillisers in the last week has a relative standard error between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution.

    For the purpose of reporting the Australian Secondary Students' Alcohol and Drug survey data on HealthStats, if the 95% confidence intervals of the estimates do not overlap, they are considered to be significantly different.

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