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Alcohol Sense Quiz

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About what percentage of fatal collisions in BC involve alcohol?

  • 5%
  • 15%
  • 25%
  • 35%

In 2011, 25% of fatal collisions in BC involved alcohol.

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What is the highest Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) a driver in BC with a “Learner” or “Novice” license may have without being subject to penalties?

  • 0.00%
  • 0.01%
  • 0.05%
  • 0.08%

Learner and novice drivers must have a 0.00% Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) at all times. Failure to comply results in an extension of the graduated licensing program and may also involve other penalties.

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What is the most common age for youth to first try alcohol (more than a few sips)?

  • 12
  • 14
  • 16
  • 18

Youth responding to the 2013 Adolescent Health Survey reported that 24% of students first drank at age 14. 20% of youth reported trying alcohol at age 13, and 20% reported trying alcohol at age 15.

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What percentage of BC youth age 12-19 are characterized as “heavy drinking”?

  • 2.5% of males, 2.3% of females
  • 5.8 % of males, 4.9% of females
  • 10.4% of males, 6.4% of females
  • 16.6% of males, 15.8 of females

According to the 2013 Annual Canadian Community Health Survey, a total of 8.5% of BC youth ages 12-19 are characterized as “heavy drinking”, meaning having 5 or more drinks per occasion at least once a month for males, and 4 or more drinks for females.

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Of students who have ever drank alcohol, what percentage report binge drinking in the past month?

  • 39%
  • 59%
  • 79%
  • 99%

In 2013, males and females were equally likely to report binge drinking in the past month. However females were more likely to binge drink at younger ages. 25% of females aged 14 or younger who had tried alcohol indicated binge drinking in the past month, compared to 17% of similar aged males.

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How many students feel there is an adult they can turn to with a serious problem, like risky drinking?

  • 26% of males, 20% of females
  • 46% of males, 40% of females
  • 66% of males, 60% of females
  • 76% of males, 70% of females

A lack of a sense of belonging and stressful family circumstances are potential markers for early, high risk drinking. Youth with an adult they can talk to feel greater sense of belonging and connectedness and this can help reduce early or risky drinking.

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